Friday, 27 April 2012

The Little Orme

After the meeting (and the lunch) at Venue Cymru yesterday. I thought I would explore the coast path from Llandudno to Rhos on Sea. This involved climbing the Little Orme, not the Great Orme which is to the North West of Llandudno, but the smaller hill to the east.
The path as it leaves the road to Rhos on Sea from Llandudno.
Great view of Rhos to the east.

What remains of the Limestone Quarry.

Cracking View of the Great Orme.

Well, there was a view of Snowdonia yesterday.

You can reach it from the B5115 and the path is pretty clear and well signed as it is part of the North Wales path and the Wales Coast Path. It is home to a variety of birds and unusual plants and its summit offers panoramic views of Llandudno and Rhos on Sea.

Yesterday the views of Snowdonia were clouded in mist. In 1580 one of its caves housed the first printing press in Wales, secretly used to produce catholic tracts. There is a huge limestone quarry on the eastern side which closed in 1931 which became a wartime artillery practice camp.

I can recommend the pub, the Craigside Inn. Even though it's run by a chain, the staff are great and the car park is useful if you are not doing the full route.

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