Llanfairfechan boasts some of the finest walks in the area to suit all ages and abilities and has wonderful walking right on its doorstep. All grades of walking are available from the casual stroll, to the challenging mountains surrounding the town. Wherever you choose to walk, there will be beautiful scenery to accompany and delight you.
We were one of the first towns in the country to receive “Walkers Are Welcome” status. Visit the Walkers Are Welcome web site for full details of the scheme.
Llanfairfechan is on the 870-mile Wales Coast Path, launched in 2012, and lots of useful information about walking and other leisure pursuits along the path can be found on Path’s web site.
Apart from the lovely, gentle walk from the promenade along the Cob embankment towards Aber, there are other short walks within the town.
Terrace Walk (see map below) leads to the Three Streams where you will find a panoramic view of the whole coast.
For those who prefer more strenuous exercise, there are numerous walks in the mountain uplands, leading to Aber Falls, Aber Lake, the Druid’s Circle and the old Roman Road.
Llanfairfechan also serves as an ideal base for the high level mountain walks into the Carneddau range, with such challenging peaks as Tal-y-fan (2,001 ft.), Drum (2,529 ft.) and Foel Fras (3,092 ft). It must be remembered however, that these mountains can be shrouded in mist and clouds – you need some mountaineering experience particularly in the use of map and compass, and suitably warm and weatherproof clothing and footwear. Remember: always let someone know where you are going, the route you intend to take and the time that you expect to return, in case of difficulties.
Wherever you choose to walk, please respect the Countryside Code – Respect, Protect, Enjoy.
Details of some of the recommended walks in and from from Llanfairfechan, with downloadable maps and information sheets, can be found on the Conwy County Borough Council web site: