Nant Gwrtheyrn to St Beuno's Church, Gwynedd
A walk along this rugged coastline is steeped...
A gentle walk with fantastic views of the River Conwy and one of the most majestic medieval Welsh castles along the path
Conwy Marina to Deganwy Marina. There’s a choice of either starting from the Beacons public car park for small all-day fee or from Conwy town itself with public pay and display car parks.
3 miles or 4 km
Starting from Beacons car park: wander through the marina and a housing estate and cross over a bridge, which has the busy trunk road A55 will be beneath you.
Leave the sounds of the cars behind you as you follow the Wales Coast Path signs, passing Bodlondeb Woods Local Nature Reserve. Enjoy the panoramic views over the River Conwy to the other side towards Deganwy, a small town nestled between Victorian Llandundo and medieval Conwy and Vardre Tower, a prominent hill with two rocky summits.
The path winds itself around towards Conwy Quay with plenty of trees providing shaded areas and benches along the way. The quay provides opportunities to wander past the smallest house in Britain, a very popular tourist attraction and the magnificent medieval fortress that is Conwy Castle which is a World Heritage site.
Leaving the castle and the quay behind you, walk over the bridge towards Deganwy, making sure to stop and admire the panoramic views of the River Conwy once more but from the other side, looking towards Conwy Quay and town. You will see where you have just walked - it’s always good to get a different perspective! The path here is also cycle friendly, ideal for an easy ride between the two towns.
Gruff Owen, Wales Coast Path Officer’s highlights:
"This is a great walk for enjoying some of the best views on the North Wales coast section of the path brimming with culture and the heritage that is integral to this area, you’ll want to explore more of what this section of the path has to offer".
There are opportunities for light refreshments and toilet stops in Conwy Quay and also in Deganwy. You can catch public transport back to Conwy from Deganwy and if going further, from Llandudno town.
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