Summary

This walk requires walking boots or walking shoes with good grips. There are wonderful shows of wild flowers including rock rose and spiked speedwell in late spring. Spectacular views across Llandudno, to both Ormes, Ynys Mon and Snowdonia.
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
2.7 miles (4.4 km)
Walking time:
02h 00m
Type:
Circular

Start location

Queens Road, Llandudno

lat: 53.315363

lon: -3.8097613

Map

Elevation

Route

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Getting there

There are a number of buses that use Queens Road with a bus stop outside the Blind Veterans centre. On street parking is usually available. Public toilets, shops, cafes and restaurants are in Craig y Don and its sea front area or in Llandudno. https://bustimes.org/localities/llandudno

Waypoints

1

Walk up Queens Road away from the sea. Turn left up 'Fferm Lane' and follow it around to the right at the junction. Turn left (ignoring the kissing gate to the right) to stay on a narrower path, with a wooded area on your right. After going through a kissing gate keep ascending, near the wall on the right as you pass the bottom of the hill and continue through another kissing gate and a wood. When you meet a lane turn left and follow it, forking left behind a school. (A)Once in the field fork left up the hill. (A)These buildings, now a school, were the Mostyn family home and parts of it date back to Elizabethan times.

2

The path leads to open ground with lots of paths. Aim uphill until you see a converted windmill building off to the left among trees. Keep right and try to get to the higher mounds (B) for the best views before going left to meet the road to the windmill and turn right. (B)The higher points in this area are great picnic spots with views to both Ormes

3

Follow the lane to a cattle grid where it becomes a steep road. Instead of crossing the grid turn left past houses. After the houses follow the path to the left. At the top of a steep hill with spectacular views of Snowdonia and Anglesey continue over the brow and down as the path turns diagonally to the left. To avoid going up hill take alternate route. Cross at the side of the cattle grid and go down the road. Turn left at the first crossroads and follow the road around to rejoin the route near the large Blind Veterans building.(If you take this route you miss spectacular views to Ynys Mon (Anglesey) and Snowdonia. So it may be worth going to the top of the hill and turning back.)

4

Go carefully down the slope. At the bottom turn right then right again before the kissing gate and follow the path with the fence/ hedge on the left all the way to a lane. Turn left at the bottom of the lane along Fferm Bach Road past the side of the Blind Veterans centre (C) to return to Queens Road. (C) This large house was built in 1902 by the Forester family as a workers convalescence home. It is now a rehabilitation centre run by Blind Veterans UK.

Problem with this route?

If you encounter a problem on this walk, please let us know by emailing volunteersupport@ramblers.zendesk.com. If the issue is with a public path or access please also contact the local highways authority directly, or find out more about solving problems on public paths on our website.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking