The Great Orme

Train for World War Two with an augmented reality artillery game

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Walk title 

The Great Orme, Llandudno

Before you leave

Download the Wales Coast Path app at home to experience the area in Augmented Reality

Start and Finish 

The Rest and be Thankful café  on the Great Orme to West Shore promenade.  The panel location is in the cafe's carpark which can be found on Google Maps.


Walk route:  4km / 2 miles from Rest and Be Thankful cafe to West Shore promenade  

Extended route:  5km / 3 miles from West Shore Promenade back up to the Rest and be Thankful café via a tram ride back up to the Great Orme summit complex.

Gruff Owen, Wales Coast Path Officer highlight 

"Uncover the secrets of the Great Orme! This accessible walk boasts of amazing views towards the Isle of Anglesey, is tarmacked and has plenty of seats for the less active or for young visitors - making it the ideal walk for the whole family".

Route information

Start your walk at the Rest and be Thankful café carpark where you will find the augmented reality experience panel.  Use the Wales Coast Path app on your mobile device (smart phone or tablet)  to meet rare butterflies and play a World War Two artillery training game!

Follow the path by turning right out of the café carpark. The path follows Marine Drive pavement around the Great Orme to West Shore promenade - there are toilets, cafes, playground and a beach. Return on the same path.

Want to go further?

To extend your walk follow the “invalid’s walk” path at the back of Llandudno town.  Starting at the old toll house at West Shore towards North Shore, Llandudno’s main beach with it’s long Victorian Pier and wide promenade.   This walk starts with a steep climb (not suitable for wheelchairs) and goes through Haulfre Gardens, enjoy panoramic views towards Conwy and over Llandudno.  Take a tram from the Great Orme Tram station back up the Great Orme summit complex where a footpath takes you to the Rest and be Thankful cafe.

Along the way

Look out for goats, butterflies and unique geological features. 

Plan your visit

Go to our Plan your visit page which has useful information on public transport and an interactive map to help you plan your visit.

Download the itinerary

Download The Great Orme - Family walks with a difference itinerary with a map of the route and the extended route to explore more of the beautiful Welsh coastline. 

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