One of the beauties of my move to Wales was the fact that I'd have to travel around this beautiful little country for work. Once I'd got used to the roads, (you can't get there from here) not in a straight line anyway.
Among all the other locations I got to visit, I fell in love with Llandudno.
" The picture-perfect Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno has remained virtually unchanged since its heyday. The sweeping bay of the North Shore is lined with pastel-coloured hotels and the unmistakable backdrop of The Great Orme’s limestone cliffs. It is this glorious holiday destination that has inspired and delighted visitors for centuries. " GoNorthWales
It is. or was, the perfect location for me. B&B & hotels galore, good choice of eating and drinking places and, surrounded by wonderful locations.
So, in April 2019 a weekend was booked and off we went, shopping, walking, exploring, I was only involved in a couple of those things ;) That said, I did discover a cracking 'bargain' pair of walking shoes, bought and worn immediately and off for an explore I went.
I'd heard tell of an abandoned artillery site along the Orme so had to find it, I do love abandoned buildings. Please excuse the mix of photographs here.
There are multiple emplacements scattered around the area, some simply brickwork.
Some of the structures are still in place and accessible, although I didn't venture into some of the dark holes in the ground.
The scramble up to the last structure, that i was willing to go to, is a little precarious but worth it.
There's a beautiful view across to Anglesey, weather permitting.
On a good day, this is a wonderful, peaceful place to just sit and watch the Gannets soaring by.
The only disturbance I had, was a couple of lads on dirt bikes. It was a beautiful day, mostly, ominous clouds blowing by and, remember those shoes I bought? Wow, did they work well? Just under five miles, in brand new walking sandals, no pains at all so, I went and got another pair the next day.
For those that enjoy a bit of abandonment, rust and decay, as well as great bird spotting opportunities, I highly recommend this walk.
That said .... did I mention the weather?
OK, so it poured just before I got back to the digs but, that aside, what a wonderful walk.