This afternoon we set off to do one of the Great Orme historical walks in Llandudno. Rather than drive up to the summit, we decided to park lower down in town and walk up along the tram tracks toward the trail (historical walk route B). We then followed the path in reverse — it made for a steep beginning, but I appreciated the challenge. It also meant we had plenty of energy to wander up the offshoot at Pen Dinas, the site of an Iron Age hillfort and a beautiful place to see the Little Orme, Llandudno pier, Llandudno itself, and all the way over to Conwy Mountain. I also managed to surprise some sheep as I bounded up to the top of the hill.
Unfortunately, we veered off the path without noticing — upon realizing the mistake (having walked a bit downhill and not looking forward to slogging back up) we agreed that we were a bit out of steam, so we decided to head back to the car early. In the end it was about 2.5 miles round trip, so not too shabby, but I’m excited to go back and see the rest of the sites along the route.
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I haven’t done that particular walk, but one of the best things about living in Wales to me is the amazing countryside. I get out and walk with groups of locals whenever I can, especially when someone with local knowledge is leading the walk. You learn all kinds of interesting bits of information and history!