Walking on Conwy Mountain

Conwy Mountain or Mynydd y Dref (town mountain) 801ft, offers wonderful walking, at any time of year, just a few minutes from Conwy town. It’s at its most colourful in August, when the ling heather, bell heather and gorse are all in flower.  Very fine honey is made from the heather here, and it sells well at the 700-year old Conwy Honey Fair, every 13th September.   There are easy to follow paths in all directions.   This is a place where you can devise your own favourite walk.   The  path over the summit passes the Iron Age Hill Fort  

Go well-prepared, with walking boots, an OL17 Explorer map, waterproofs, and food and drink.   Take note of any warning signs, especially the sign warning of a steep drop.  Enjoy your visit, and observe the Countryside Code and the Dog Walking Code








From Sychnant Pass Road, parking at LL32 8RD…

  1. Leave Conwy via Uppergate. Turn left off Bangor Road onto Uppergate Street, at the Albion Alehouse corner (and return there later, well recommended).

  2. Go through the arch, and follow the sign for Sychnant.

  3. Pass Conwy Youth Hostel.

  4. After 200 metres, parking for a few cars on roadside, near new houses at Rhodfa Sychnant.

  5. Cross road, go through kissing gate, and follow footpath along field edge to a footbridge.

  6. Up a narrow path.  Cross the lane, Conwy Council sign on path, and continue up a steep path through bracken.

  7. Turn left at the main path and stop for a rest by a very large rock.  This path is a good route to take to go back down to Conwy later.  You can visit the town and walk back up to the car.

  8. Great views from here down to Conwy town and castle.

  9. The main path continues over the mountain, with side paths in all directions.

From Mountain Road, parking at LL32 8PP…

  1. Leave Conwy by the Bangor Road arch. Take second left across a narrow bridge over the railway into Cadnant Park, with attractive Victorian houses.  If on foot, pause to look down at the deep railway cutting.

  2. Parking for a few cars on roadside, before road bears left and uphill.  Take first turning on right onto Mountain Road.

  3. Passing houses on both sides of the lane, you will reach a parking space on the left, Mountain Road becomes a signposted footpath, and you are then on the track up Conwy Mountain.

From the top of Sychnant Pass, parking near LL32 8AZ…

  1. Leave Conwy via Uppergate.  100 metres past Lancaster Square and Llewelyn’s statue, turn left off Bangor Road into Uppergate Street, at the Albion Alehouse corner.

  2. Through the arch, and follow the sign for Sychnant.

  3. After 2 miles, pass the driveway up to Pensychnant Conservation Centre on right, well worth a visit.

  4. Pass Snowdonia National Park public car park on left at LL32 8AZ.

  5. Continue between high stone walls.  Be aware of oncoming vehicles.

  6. Parking on both sides of the road, just past the end of the two walls.    

  7. Cross road to footpath onto Conwy Mountain at Echo Point.  Try it.

  8. Follow the North Wales Path signs, to visit the hill fort and the climbing slabs

We’d welcome your comments and suggestions for other access points.  Please email  peterhoney914@gmail.com

Compiled by Peter McFadden, Feb 2018

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