The Best Walks in and Around Llandudno

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If you're looking for a walking holiday with plenty of scenic beauty and fresh air, look no further than Llandudno. This seaside town is the perfect place for a relaxing escape from city life, with its beautiful beaches and lush green countryside.

Llandudno is situated in North Wales and is home to miles of stunning coastal paths and rolling green hills. It's also just a stone's throw from the Great Orme, a limestone outcrop that offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area, as well as exhilarating hiking trails.

The town itself is full of surprises, too: from the wonderful Victorian architecture to the charming shops and cafes along its streets. So whether you’re an avid hiker, or are simply looking for a few relaxing walks to help you recharge from stressful city life, Llandudno is the perfect destination for you. That’s why we’ve put together our list of the best walks in Llandudno.

The great Orme Circular Walk –  A classic 9.0 km loop

The Great Orme Circular Walk is a beautiful, scenic hike around the Great Orme in Llandudno. The trail is fairly easy and can be completed by most adults in 2 to 3 hours. The path follows the coastline and offers stunning views of the sea, as well as the surrounding mountains. The route is very accessible, starting at Llandudno pier, and returning there upon completion.

Fortunately, there are a number of shops selling ice cream and other treats right next to the pier; so you’ll be able to reward yourself when you complete the walk.

The Great Orme Inner Circular Walk – 10.5 km up and around Great Orme

Now you’ve already walked around the Great Orme, fancy walking up it? If cable cars and trams aren’t your style, then this 10.5 km circular walk represents your best way up to the top of the Great Orme. After 343m of elevation gain, you’ll enjoy hard-earned views out across Llandudno Bay, and Snowdonia National Park.

Little Orme and Angel Bay – A 6.6 km loop for exploring Llandudno’s east side

So far the Great Orme has been getting all the attention, but what about its little brother? 

The Little Orme and Angel Bay Walk is a beautiful, easy hike that takes you along Llandudno’s promenade, up Little Orme, and down into the cosy shores of Angel Bay. The trail is well-marked, and it's very popular with locals. It’s much easier to do than the walks up Great Orme – if you’re looking for a way to connect with nature, but don’t want to exhaust yourself in the process, then this walk is perfect for you.

Llandudno Pier and Promenade stroll – A 4km amble for soaking in the views of Llandudno Bay

If you’ve come to Llandudno for complete relaxation, and don’t want to wear yourself out on an epic hike, that’s completely understandable. The promenade is a beautiful walkway that stretches for miles along the coast, with views of the Irish Sea to your left and tall cliffs to your right. You could spend hours walking back and forth on the promenade, soaking in all the wonderful sights and sounds of Llandudno, at whatever pace you liked. There’s also a gothic-style pier that extends out into the sea from the west of Llandudno’s north shore beach. The pier houses a variety of shops and activities to be enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Conwy Mountain – A Taste of 9.3 km of Snowdonia National Park, right on your doorstep.

If you want to climb a mountain in Snowdonia, but don’t quite have the stomach for an epic ascent up the likes of Snowdon, then Conwy Mountain is the perfect place to start. It’s not a tall mountain (only 240m tall) but its summit still offers breathtaking views that stretch out in all directions, including everything from lush forests to open fields filled with wildflowers. 

The walk starts in Conwy, which is just a 10-minute drive from Llandudno (an hour’s walk if you want to get even more steps in).

Need somewhere to stay?

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our picks for the best walks in Llandudno. In order to be able to enjoy these walks, you’ll need somewhere to stay. We’d recommend the Esplanade, located right on the promenade, on the west side of Llandudno’s North Shore beach. It’s incredibly close to the Great Orme, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy some of Llandudno’s best walks, right from your doorstep. 

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