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Pen-y-Bryn and Bryn Euryn Walk is a 4.9 mile out and back trail located near Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Wales that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 941 ft Route type Out & Back

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A (can be shortened to 3 miles or 1 mile) fairly strenuous walk from the Pen-y-Bryn in Upper Colwyn Bay, Conwy. The Pen-y-Bryn is a lovely pub with a stunning garden and terrace, and garden windows with panoramic views out over the sea and the Great Orme. The full walking route follows the steep valley sides down towards Rhos-on-Sea to visit the nature reserve, Bryn Euryn, climbing to the hill's summit, before returning back up the valley side to the pub. Approximate time 3 to 3.5 hours. If this is too strenuous for you there are two shorter/easier options. The first option is to perform the first half of the walk and then request a taxi back to the pub, saving the climb back up the valley slopes, reducing the walk to 3 miles (about 2 hours). The second option is to drive to the Bryn Euryn car park and just complete the middle 1 mile section of the route around Bryn Euryn, and then drive back to the pub for your refreshments (about 1 hour). The choice is yours. Bryn Euryn is a prominent limestone hill overlooking Rhos on Sea, with fine views from the summit. It is a rich mixture of grassland and woodland where you'll have chance to enjoy beautiful butterflies, fabulous flowers, a historical hill fort and a magnificent ruined mansion. All three options of the walk have fairly steep climbs and descents (including some flights of steps) which can be slippery after rain, so you will need stout footwear. There is one kissing gate within Bryn Euryn. The two longer options include a further two kissing gates (which are very tight - be prepared to breath in!), a ladder stile and one of the fields is likely to be holding cattle.

Colwyn Bay is located on the north Wales coast, just off the A55 between Conwy and Abergele. The full walking route starts and finishes at the Pen-y-Bryn pub on Wentworth Avenue (opposite the school) in Upper Colwyn Bay. The pub has its own large car park. Approximate post code LL29 6DD. If you would prefer to just complete the shortest version, you can park in the Bryn Euryn nature reserve car park instead. This is located just off Tan-y-Bryn Road in Rhos-on-Sea. Approximate post code LL28 4TU.

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Tracey Carolan
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A lovely walk, not as challenging as I expected from the description but took us about 3 and half hours including a picnic stop at the summit. Some parts at the bottom of the fields were a little overgrown with brambles but not too much of a problem. Would recommend

Claire Gardner
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William Dunne
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