Wales Coast Path North

Code: WCPN5

Colwyn Bay to Menai Bridge

5 Nights, 4 Days Walking

DAY 1: Own Arrival to Colwyn Bay. Accommodation in Colwyn Bay. Maps and route planners will be waiting for you at your accommodation.

Prince Madog University Marine Biology Boat

Menai Bridge Pier

DAY 2: Walk from Colwyn Bay to Llandudno  7.5 miles (12 km) Easy walking. A popular seafront walk via Rhos on Sea passing St. Trillo’s Church, the smallest church in Wales. Climb the Little Orme before descending to the queen of the Welsh resorts, Llandudno, with its Victorian Promenade and pier as well as the longest passenger cable car in Britain.
DAY 3: Walk Llandudno to Conwy9 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 4: Walk Conwy to Llanfairfechan 8 miles (13 km) Easy walking.
The Wales Coast Path closely follows the coastline to Morfa Conwy and onwards towards Penmaenmawr, an important quarrying town in its heyday, though this industry is no longer a major employer. The town grew as a popular seaside resort  for the wealthy  in the second half of the 19th century, partly due to the fact Prime Minister William Gladstone holidayed here 11 times.
(The Wales Coast Path gives you the option at Penmaenmawr to take the Mountain Route which takes you inland via the mystical Druid Stone Circle before descending to the vintage seaside resort of Llanfairfechan with views over the Lavan Sands.)
DAY 5: Walk Llanfairfechan to Menai Bridge 13 miles (21 km) Easy walking.
The Lavan Sands is your first port of call today with its diverse and abundant birdlife. The site is of importance for wintering waterbirds, especially Oystercatchers. 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 artist such as Rembrandt, Canaletto and Richard Wilson.  The trail continues to Bangor pier, along the banks of the Menai Strait ending at the famous Menai Suspension Bridge built by Thomas Telford in 1826. Cross over the bridge onto the Isle of Anglesey.

DAY 6: Own Departure from your last accommodation 

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