Thursday, 6 October 2011


We had booked a 2 night break in Llandudno and it coincided with a very hot Indian summer for most of Britain.We woke up to glorious blue skies with the temperature in the high 70's and at breakfast decided to stay local and visit the copper mine and walk up the Great Orme.We have walked up the "Orme" load's of times and i thought a visit to the mine might give us some respite from the sun.
      We walked out of town and up to the Heulfre Garden's and took the path from behind the toilet block that led steeply up through the old garden's.All that is left of the garden's are ancient tree's and the terraces,a shame really,would love to have seen the garden's in all their glory.Passing the pitch and putt course we followed the waymark's up through the terrace houses to come out right by the copper mine.
    We paid our £13 pp entrance fee and watched the 2 short video's and set off into the bowel's of the mine.We were sweating in the hot weather but when we entered the mine we didn't realise how cold it was going to be,it was freezing.Below are a few photo's from inside the mine.

Back out of the mine we had a look around the upper level's of the working's.

Near the shop we came across a replica of the Moel Siabod Copper Shield.

Our visit over we took the grassy path south of the tram track up to the summit.The fine weather had brought the tourist's out in their hundred's so we didn't linger long at the summit and made our way back into town.This walk was 2.5 miles long with 650feet of ascent.

MILEAGE       343.5
ASCENT        80,150
TOPS             84.

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