Distance: 8km; Ascent: 330m; dry and windy; with Lynsey & Isabel
It had been a while since we had taken Isabel up a hill, and so this is what we did today! We considered various hills closer to Porthmadog before settling on Great Orme, as a) it wasn't a long day, b) it was on our way home and c) I've been wanting to go and explore it for a while. Therefore it seemed like an ideal plan for the day!
We parked in Llandudno and, after a picnic lunch in the car, we set off walking at around 12:30pm and wandered down towards the beach before picking up a well waymarked path towards the summit, which ascended steeply up through the Happy Valley Gardens.
|A ski slope!|
|The busy looking upper slopes of the Great Orme|
|An ancient copper mine|
|Summit trig point on the Great Orme|
|Lots of buildings on the summit of Great Orme|
|Looking across Conwy Bay towards the Carneddau|
|Looking across Conwy Bay|
N.B. 30/10/12 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 09/09/12, (from 17/09/12)