Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Driving the Great Orme

 I didn't head straight for home on Monday, I decided to take my time and make the most of my last day.  I'd been very lucky with the weather while I was here, it was sunshine all the way, and Monday was no different.

I've mentioned previously that I visited the Great Orme in 2018,  there are more photo from the summit on that post HERE, that time I took a trip on the tram that runs to the top, this time I wanted to drive.  The start of the road is just past the pier and behind the Grant Hotel,  it's a toll road but only costs a few pounds and is well worth it, most of the road is one way traffic with a small section of two way, which makes for lovely drive with surprisingly very few cars. There are various places along the way where you can pull in to enjoy the scenery, I took my time and stopped often to walk along a section and enjoy the views.  The road splits off at one point, turn left and it will take you to the summit, carry straight on and it will take you to the West shore of Llandudno, (I posted about the West Shore a few days ago).  I drove to the summit first although I didn't spend too long there this time and then I drove back down to the intersection where you carry on down to the West Shore.









People do live on the Orme, I wonder if they realise how lucky they are or if you have this view everyday do you start not to notice?

There is also a hotel, no wonder there are no vacancies, what a view!





Saint Tudno's church dates back to the  6th century and is well worth stopping to see and walk around the grounds.  (I did take a video walking around the grounds but can't seem to upload it from google photos)










The next two photos are taken from the summit 



And then it was back down and the drive to the West shore




It was such a lovely way to end my few days away and I'm glad I took the time to do it.  
Of course, the place is so much better than my photos could ever do it justice and you have to be there to appreciate the peace and tranquility.
 
So now I've taken the tram and driven the Orme, next time I visit I would like to walk it, there were quite a few people walking and I think you could take your time, enjoy the views and it would be fantastic.

Another long photo heavy post so If you made it to the end, thank you for indulging me :-)

-X-

11 comments:

Jackie said...

What gorgeous views!!

So many graves at the church. I love walking through old graveyards and reading the stories.

God bless.

Poppypatchwork said...

I probably would take a lift up and walk back down, the view from the top is stunning.

Heritage Hall said...

Thank you for sharing your "time away"... I vicariously went along and enjoyed every step and view.

Sooze said...

What beautiful photos. Don't we live in such a lovely country?

Debi said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing with us!

Carol said...

I've just gone back and caught up on all of your posts from your getaway trip, Maggie! What a lovely time you had from the shops to the food to the beautiful sights and scenery. I think the photos in this post are the best of all--I can't imagine living in such a beautiful spot and I hope the residents still appreciate their views :) Thank you for sharing! ♥

Lowcarb team member said...

What a beautiful drive that was, the views are breath-taking.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time away.

All the best Jan

Linda P said...

Your wonderful photos are a reminder of a holiday we had a few years ago with some friends. We went from home to Llandudno by coach and then there were day trips out around the area. We didn't go up on the Great Orme so I appreciate you sharing your drive up there. Stunning views. I'm sure your time away will remain in your memory and was of benefit in various ways.

Jo said...

It sounds like you've had a wonderful time, just what we all need every so often, a little trip to recharge our batteries. The views are amazing and it does look so peaceful. You were lucky with the weather. We visited north Wales a few years ago and we really loved it.

Barb said...

What a beautiful drive!! Old cemeteries are so interesting. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos with us!

Miriam said...

Very nice views. It seems like I am there too. Thank you.
Have a nice week,
Miriam