Monday, 16 April 2012


Me and Julie made the short drive to Llandudno on a frosty morning with hardly a cloud in the sky.Parking on the West Shore we decided to walk anti clockwise around the road that run's around the Great Orme,the "Marine Drive".Even though it was early being sheltered from the breeze it was very hot as we passed the gatehouse.

Looking across to the northern Carneddau i could see the top's of Foel Fras and Llwytmor were clear but they had had a new dusting of snow since i stood on them 4 day's earlier.

Gaining height as the road rises the view's were improving,below looking down the Conwy Valley.

The road rising.We normally take the path high up on the right but with Julie's feet injury we decided to keep to the road.

Julie taking in the view across the estuary.

Rounding the top of the Orme where the road bellies out we caught the full extent of the breeze,and it was freezing,must have been below freezing with the windchill.We quickly made our way to the Rest and be Thankful Tea-room's where we took refuge and had tea and cake.

Fortified with a hot drink inside us we set off again downhill now toward's the pier but with the biting wind in our faces all the way.

The cliff's between the pier and Pen-trwyn are a climber's paradise and today was no exception,there were load's climbing today and we even found a wild camper's tent,can't believe he camped here !

Nice view across to the Little Orme.

We had a little walk in town and then got fish and chip's and walked up to "Invalids Parade" to eat them as we love the view across to the Carneddau.

Here we were sheltered from the wind and it was very warm.After our dinner we headed down to the beach to finish our walk,we sat up against the wall for a few hour's just watching the tide roll in,just like Otis Redding did all those year's ago.

Our walk was 6.5 miles with 1,300 feet of ascent.

MILEAGE    187.5
ASCENT      48,100
TOPS           53.

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