Little Orme sits at the eastern side of Llandudno Bay. This impressive headland is home to the Rhiwledyn Nature Reserve. It is guarded on its northern side by huge limestone cliffs which drop straight into the sea. The views from the top, across to Great Orme and along the coast to the east, are nothing short of stunning. The summit area is a beautiful and peaceful place; quite a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Llandudno resort below.
The normal route up is from the Penrhyn Beach housing estate; from here you can walk along and gaze down at the boulder strewn Angel Bay and its white pebble beach (look out for the seals). A steep (and slippy if wet) incline runs up left to the upper quarry. The summit area path then skirts round the left side of the quarry before heading off left and kinking back right.
An alternative route sweeps up from the B5115 road on the south side of Little Orme. This takes you up rightwards in front of Manor Crag then around on its right side. A circular route can easily be concocted by following the useful linking path which swings around the back of Mynydd Penygarreg to the back of the housing estate.
A note of caution; there are numerous minor trails crossing over Little Orme – some of these are quite precipitous and should be avoided. If in doubt, stick to following the footpath signs.
Park at the end of the road in the Penrhyn Beach housing estate, taking care not to block any driveways. Walk up the steps, turn right and head along to a flat grassy area above Angel Bay.
Mostly good paths but it can be slippy if wet.