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Penmaenmawr Upland Walk - great in any season

This walk you can tailor to your needs to be as long (up to 10 hours) or as short (45 mins) as you like, it's great for dogs, not ideal for push/-wheelchairs though due to washed out paths and slim passages and - you need proper walking boots.


If you fancy walking all the way up from the B&B - it'll take you about 45-75 mins to get to the start of the Jubilee Walk (depending on your fitness level) and this way is simply up the road called Mountain Lane, but, like me, you could also cheat and park your car at the Jubilee Pilars (see pic on the right) and then start walking for hours in this undulating scenery ;)

You can choose to walk round Moel Lus (through these pillars, following the path) taking you round the 362m tall hill (these are the 45 mins mentioned above) and if you want to go up, go on, it offers similar views as on this path, but you might quite literally get blown away as it's really blowy up there - but there is a cairn you can in hide from the wind, too.

This is the view over Penmaenmawr you get from the path, looking across to Anglesey and into the Menai Strait.

You can, of course, skip this bit if you prefer to walk straight to the 7,000 year old Meini Hirion stone circle, but there are benches like thi​​s one available throughout the walk or you can just sit on a rock/the grass depending on weather, of course.

This one on the East side of Moel Lus offers a lovely view over towards the Great Orme and West Short/Deganwy and overlooks Dwygyfylchi and Capelulo, too.

The walking here is typical Snowdonia National Park style, which is where you are once you're at the Jubilee Pillars - lots of magnificent countryside, some sheep and birds, great views and potentially not another soul for hours, except for our wild Carneddau ponies.

The walk from the car to the stone circle, which is the end point for most people doing this walk (see photo below) takes about 2 hours to and fro, but you can, of course, keep walking on to Llanfairfechan and beyond depending on your stamina.

Or if you prefer inland further into Snowdonia itself, you can walk over to Rowen where you could reward yourself with a meal in the Dutch Pancake House at the Conwy Water Gardens (still on my to do list!)

So get your walking shoes on and explore this beautiful part of the world.

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