GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Jubilee Path Penmaenmawr

2 miles (2.5 km)

This walk takes you along the elevated Jubilee Path above Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast. The path was constructed in 1887 to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
You can start the walk from the parking area located at the end of Mountain Lane. The trail then heads north west before bending round to the east and creating a circular loop around Foel Lus. Along the way there's wonderful views towards the sea and the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. The route runs for about 1.5 miles but you have the option of following a path up to Foel Fras if you have time.
The longer Sychnant Pass Walk uses part of the trail to visit some of the other hills and mountains in the region. It starts just to the east at the car park near the Pensychnant Conservation Centre and visits Capelulo, Maen Esgob and Waen Gyrach. The route then picks up the trail and climbs to Foel Lus before heading back to the car park.

Jubilee Path Penmaenmawr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Jubilee Path Penmaenmawr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


You could stroll down into Penmaenmawr and visit The Village Bistro for some post walk refreshment. They serve excellent food and can be found at postcode LL34 6BY for your sat navs. For more of a pub atmosphere there's the Alexandra Hotel at postcode LL34 6NF. Near here you can also visit the Penmaenmawr Quarry, which is another nice place for a walk in the area.
Just to the east of the path there's the small village of Capelulo where you'll find The Fairy Glen Hotel. They serve good food and have an outdoor area if the sun is shining. You can find them on the Conway Old Rd at postcode LL34 6SP for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Llanfairfechan Walk passes the hill so you could pick this up to continue your walking. It uses part of the North Wales Path to explore the area and climb to the nearby Conwy Mountain. You could also enjoy a climb to Foel Fras or visit the stunning Aber Falls in Abergwyngregyn.

Just to the south is the delightful village of Rowen. The village is considered one of the prettiest villages in Wales and a real hidden gem. The climb to Tal Y Fan, in the Carneddau mountains, is often started from here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Snowdonia Walks page.


Jubilee Walk gateway - - 1483391

Jubilee Walk gateway and car park. Decorative columns mark the beginning of the Jubilee Walkclose to the hairpin bend of Mountain Lane.

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Two dogs peer over the precarious edge of the heather lined path. The path was constructed and dedicated to the Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887, although it was not completed until June 1888. The panoramic walk was constructed to link pre-existing paths to the east and south, and it furnishes spectacular views of Anglesey and Conwy Bay.

Mountain Lane - - 242543

Mountain Lane. Mountain Lane ascends steeply from Penmaenmawr before levelling slightly as it crosses the smooth flank of Foel Lus. The dominant vegetation on this outcrop of Ordovician rhyolite (an acid volcanic rock) with thin, poor soil is a maritime heath dominated by heather and gorse.

Adit entrance - - 1483375

Adit entrance. The remains of an adit constructed in the early years of the 20th century with a view to extracting the silica-rich rhyolite rock for use as 'china stone', which was an additive for the production of high-quality porcelain ware. A common alternative was calcined flint, which was a pure silica. Fortunately, the activities caused great outrage, and the Town Council purchased the mineral rights to the mountain so that a recurrence was impossible

The view down from Mountain Lane - - 1804989

The view down from Mountain Lane. Attractive valley in Spring viewed from above the Jubilee Walk around Foel Lus above Penmaenmawr.

Track on Foel Lus - - 151506

Track on Foel Lus

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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