NORTH WALES PATH – Croeso i Cymru.


My welcome to Wales was a Midlands’ accent spoken by mine host at a B and B in Llandudno. The heat wave had passed and I was looking forward to 5 days walking on the North Wales Path, running 62 miles from Bangor to Prestatyn. Not sure whether it is ‘The’ or ‘A’ North Wales Path but it has made it onto the OS Maps and is waymarked.DSC02511

It seems to take a more interesting route than the coastal path as it keeps dipping into the hills above the coast and avoiding the holiday excesses of the promenades.  A chance remark on Ruth’s Coastal Walk blog had me looking into this route a couple of weeks ago.

There is a Web site where you can download the mapped route at 1:50,000 which I hoped would be sufficient.

As the holiday season is in full swing I had difficulty finding last minute places to stay at the end of each day so plumped for this B and B in Llandudno, Rosedene Guest House to give them a plug. [PS They were excellent, good room, brilliant breakfasts, one of the best B and Bs I’ve stayed in.]

I realised that public transport was all I needed as there is an excellent service Arriva Cymru Coastliner connecting all the villages on the North coast. The buses talk to you, in English and Welsh, telling you the next stop which is also displayed – so you can’t go wrong. My lodgings turn out to be a couple of minutes from the Llandudno bus terminus at The Palladium [another imaginative Wetherspoon’s conversion, here from a 1920’s cinema] – so beer and bus on tap. The B and B has its own cat which sits on the pavement outside and greets all passers-by, I think it is a local celebrity.

PS – as well as the nationalistic Welsh Dragons I noticed a few blue EU flags flying today!

4 thoughts on “NORTH WALES PATH – Croeso i Cymru.

    1. bowlandclimber

      Yes thanks for the inspiration, doesn’t need much to set me off on a new trip. On the other hand I think you have dampened my plans to walk round Anglesey, too much road walking and holiday infrastructure.


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