Castle & Town Walls

Mostly on surfaced paths and roads, but woodland paths may be muddy. The town walls are occasionally uneven,
include numerous steps and in places require a head for heights.

Technical sheet
No. 17461057
A Conwy (Conwy) walk posted on 25/11/21 by Walks from the Door. Update : 25/11/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h25[?]
Distance Distance : 4.34km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 56m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 53m
Highest point Highest point : 41m
Lowest point Lowest point : 4m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Snowdonia
Location Location : Conwy (Conwy)
Starting point Starting point : N 53.290658° / W 3.838132°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park, walk out to Ellis Way and turn right then immediately left into Morfa Drive. Cross the bridge over the A55 with a view of the tunnel portals. Pass the end of a tidal creek and continue, beyond a cattle grid, along the road past the school.

(1) Just beyond the school buildings, turn left between school and car park. Follow the track between wall and fence beyond the zebra crossing for a short distance, then turn left onto a path into the wood that runs to the right of a stone barn. At the point where the path starts to descend, turn right onto a path heading uphill into the wood. Towards the top of the hill, you meet another path by an orienteering waymark post; turn left. Climb a flight of five steps and go straight on over a crossing path, following the blue trail marker. At the next junction, bear left, still following the blue waymarks. Take a right-hand turn, again indicated by a blue waymark. This path leads down to the council offices.

(2) Turn left and then immediately right on a tarmac path across the lawns in front of the main building, then follow the path round to the right. Bear left to a litter bin at the rear of the cricket pavilion and take the path (signposted to the Castle and Town Centre) running to the right of some tennis courts, which leads to Town Ditch Road.

(3) Cross and turn right and then, at the road junction, turn left through the arch in the town wall. Turn immediately left into a narrow alley giving access to a wooden staircase onto the wall. Climb the stairs and turn left along the top of the wall. Pass two bastions and climb to the tower in the corner at the highest point on the wall. Continue along the wall, crossing Upper Gate Street and passing further bastions until you are forced to leave the wall, via a staircase within a tower, by the railway. At the foot of the stairs, turn left and then left again through an archway.

(4) Turn left and walk down to Morfa Bach car park, where you turn left through the subway beneath the railway line. At the far end, turn left up the steps and pass through the Mill Gate ahead. Turn right and then immediately right again, through a stone doorway into the tower, and climb the stairs to return to the top of the wall. Walk along the wall towards the castle past two more bastions, then descend from the wall via the staircase in the third. The ticket office for the castle is on your right. To continue, bear left across the car park and exit into Rose Hill Street opposite St John’s Methodist Church.

Turn right, then left into Castle Street. By Aberconwy House, turn right and walk down through the Lower Gate to the quayside. Turn left past the “Smallest House in Wales” and continue through the Wing Arch at the end of the row of cottages.

(5) Follow the road round to the left, then turn right onto the Marine Walk. Follow the tarmac path along the edge of the estuary for a third of a mile, and stay on it as it bears left alongside a creek and past a footbridge connecting the school and its playing field. On reaching Morfa Drive, turn right and retrace your steps over the A55 back to Ellis Way, where you turn right to return to The Mulberry.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 4m - The Mulberry
1 : km 0.65 - alt. 9m - School building
2 : km 1.13 - alt. 33m - Council offices
3 : km 1.52 - alt. 26m - Town Ditch Road
4 : km 2.11 - alt. 9m - Morfa Bach
5 : km 2.9 - alt. 13m - Marine Walk
D/A : km 4.34 - alt. 4m - The Mulberry

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