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Huw Tom Upland Walk, Penmaenmawr to Rowen

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The Huw Tom Walk is a linear walk from Penmaenmawr on the coast, through the mountains to Rowen, a small village in the Conwy Valley, with spectacular views of the Conwy Valley, the Great Orme and across the coast and Liverpool Bay.

Public transport can be used to complete this walk.


Hill Walking; there is a steep ascent from Penmaenmawr at sea level, to 300m into an upland environment, and a steep descent into Rowen.

Gates and stiles are found throughout the walk including old stone stiles over high stone walls. One stream to cross (not advisable after heavy rain)

  • Distance: 9.6 Kilometres, 6 miles
  • Time: 4.5 hours
  • Paths: Pavements, grassy, stony/rocky paths and tracks, surfaced lanes. Take care when walking along the lanes.
  • Dogs: On open access land dogs must always be kept on a short lead between 1st March and 31st July and when close to farm animals. Dogs should be kept under close control at all times.
  • Start grid reference: SH717 762. New York Cottages, Penmaenmawr
  • Finish grid reference: SH760 719 Rowen Map: Explorer OL17
  • Refreshments: Available in Penmaenmawr and Rowen
  • Parking: Library car park, Penmaenmawr and Rowen

Be Prepared!

  • Wear strong walking boots.
  • Take warm, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch with you.
  • It is advisable to take an OS Map and a compass with you.

Please see below for a PDF copy of this walk route / leaflet.

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