Colwyn Bay and the Nant-y-Glyn Valley

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This is a beautiful walk in an area that is overlooked because of the seaside attractions and associations of Colwyn Bay; most people who go there aren't looking for a walk and most walkers don't expect to find any walks there. In fact, this hinterland is criss-crossed with paths and can be quite steep. This particular walk is an easy climb from the start which is just above sea level and at its height there are superb views of The Great and Little Ormes, of Anglesey and Puffin Island, of the Carneddau and other Snowdonia peaks behind them. Contrary to expectation, it is well-signposted and has sound stiles.

Wales - North Wales - Conwy - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
8/27/2021 - michael parry

Did this walk on 26/8/21 Note that ladder stile mentioned at waymark 12 is broken Luckily for us, farm gate was open and we were able to get into next field


Did this interesting and varied walk on 5th May 2013. Excellent directions and the views made the moderate effort required on the outward leg well worthwhile. The suggesting rest point at paragraph numbered 13 was indeed a lovely spot. At paragraph numbered 6, there appears to have been some reconfiguration of the field boundaries and we could not follow the directions. We came to a post and wire fence with a gate in it at grid ref 845770, and then headed up towards the trees visible towards the brow of the hill, which brought us back on track with the directions.Hope this update is of use to others.

5/7/2012 - Ian Adams

Interesting walk with stunning views on the return circle. Catch a short, easy to watch video of the walk here: