Pensarn to Llandudno

Pensarn to Llandudno

Roy Spilsbury

For over two decades, Cycling UK local campaigner Roy Spilsbury successfully lobbied to open up the coastal path and promenade to cyclists.

This route travels in the western direction from Pensarn to Llandudno, hugging the coastal promenades for much of the way.  At the northern end of Llandudno’s promenade the Marine Drive  around the Great Orme headland provides an excuse to linger a’while to enjoy the unfolding panoramic views of Puffin Island, Anglesey, and Snowdonia before descending to the town’s west shore to return  to the north shore via Gloddaeth Avenue and the return ride along the coast to Pensarn.

Both routes remain at sea level for much of their length, apart from short steep gradients at Llanddulas where care needs to be taken to avoid riders approaching from opposite directions on narrow bends.

Similarly at Penrhyn Bay there’s a short section of former tramway inland of the Little Orme headland that may require some to dismount.  Around the Great Orme low gears are useful. 


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