The Jubilee Path

The Jubilee Path was opened in 1888 to commemorate the 1887 Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Marked with two pillars, the circular walk around Foel Lus was created for the many visitors staying at Penmaenmawr (the politician William Gladstone amongst them - the Gladstone Pub a legacy of his connection to Pen' ) and to enjoy panoramic views over the sea and surrounding countryside. At 800 feet above sea level, the path offers superb views of Penmaenmawr, Anglesey, Puffin Island, The Great Orme, Capelulo and the Sychnant Pass.

To access the path from Penmaenmawr you can park behind the library (turn left at the bank, coming from TyF) then as follows: leaving the car park, turn right, follow the road to the left, turn second right up Groesffordd Lane and carry straight on up to Mountain Lane. It is possible to drive this section and there is in fact a limited amount of parking at the pillared entrance - midweek should be no problem, weekends or busy/bank holiday periods questionable.

Longer walks starting from Pemaenmawr, taking in the main section of the Jubilee Path, are described on the Penmaenmawr web site, Conwy County Council web site and on Walking Britain

Conwy Walking Week is usually the first week of July

Conwy County Council leaflets:

Trefriw Walks

Trefriw in the Conwy valley is a splendid walking spot - Cwm Crafnant is the 'piece de resistance' - and now has readily available info on line. Walks vary from short rambles and nature trails to longer walks on the surrounding hills of the Carneddau. One good one cuts over to Capel Curig. An outing there can be done via the scenic Conwy Valley railway line, getting off at Llanwrst North.
Map/info download (pdf)


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The numbers on the map relate to the numbers of the pictures and in the description.

The path is readily accessed from Trem y Foel and makes a fine approximately half day excursion. You can either cut through the golf course and pick up a path behind the club house that climbs to join with the described route at (5), or as described take the Glyn path to Capelulo and then up through the Fairy Glen.

As you can see from the pics I was on my mountain bike, which was fine, but its primarily a walking route.

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