The North Wales Path is a long-distance trail extending for 60 miles (97km) from Prestatyn to Bangor. This select itinerary covers the best part of the North Wales Path in our opinion, covering the route from Llandudno to Bangor – approx. 30 miles. The route initially follows the Wales Coast Path along the coastline, but diverts to higher ground between Conwy and Bangor with magnificent views across to Anglesey and Snowdonia.
Llandudno to Bangor, Gwynedd
4 Nights, 3 Days Walking
DAY 1 : Own Arrival to Llandudno. First night’s accommodation in Llandudno on North Wales Riviera arranged by us.
DAY 2: Llandudno to Conwy 9 miles (14 km) Moderate walking. Follow the coast up the Great Orme, a limestone headland, now a spectacular country park full of diverse wildlife and stunning views across the North Wales Coast, Snowdonia and the Isle of Anglesey. The descending path leads to the banks of the river Conwy, ending at the medieval walled town of Conwy and its castle, a World Heritage Site.
DAY 3: Conwy to Llanfairfechan 10 miles (16.1 km) Moderate to strenuous walking. The path leads to Morfa Conwy, then inland up Conwy Mountain and Sychnant Pass overlooking Conwy Bay. To the south lie the foothills of the Carneddau mountain range. At the summit of Mynydd y Dref (Conwy Mountain) the remains of Neolithic hut circles and an Iron Age hillfort are still visible. Continue via the mystical Druid Stone Circle before descending to the vintage seaside resort of Llanfairfechan where you will be accommodated. If no accommodation available you will be transferred back to Conwy.
DAY 4: Llanfairfechan to city of Bangor 14.2 miles (23.1 km) Moderate to strenuous walk. Re-join the North Wales Path above Llanfairfechan, follow the mountain path towards Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve. This leads you to Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr in Welsh), a spectacular waterfall which is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet (37 m) over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of the Carneddau range. Pass (and visit) Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust property. Penrhyn Castle is a 19th-century fantasy castle with interesting contents and grounds and exhibits notable paintings by artists such as Canaletto and Richard Wilson. The trail continues to Bangor pier and the university city of Bangor. Overnight in Bangor or Menai Bridge off the mainland on the beautiful island of Anglesey. This walk can be curtailed.
DAY 5: Own Departure from your last accommodation