Walk Leader: Beverley Kelly Total Distance: 8.5 miles Total Ascent/Descent: 1400ft
A great walk with variety and interest. Majestic mountain with great 360ºviews, challenging scrambles and grassy walks, woodland pathways, an interesting village and beach walk with stupendous cliffs, leading to golden sand dunes, a golf course and the Mulberry Harbours, Winston Churchill’s secret weapon.
We shall head for Conwy mountain first which commands attention and a challenge for all abilities. We soon are rewarded with views of the castle and the marina. We are heading for the top where a hill fort used to stand getting better views of the Great Orme, the coastline and mountains around, all the time.
As we descend on mainly grass paths we shall bear right to pass a farm and pond heading forsome conifers. This is a steep descent through the trees so we will have to take care but this soon levels to a more gradual descent with glimpses through the trees
We continue to descend on pathways through the village to eventually cross the Expressway and find ourselves on the beach.
The walk back to Conwy is pleasant and interesting, mainly on firm sand as we go round the hump of rock Penmaen-bach.
We enter the sand dunes at the golf course, heading for the estuary and marina with Deganwy on the far bank. We continue on good pathways now alongside the river to reach Conwy harbour and refreshments.