Posted by: Geoff | March 30, 2013

The Monk’s Path

The Monk's Path Great Orme Llandudno

A sunny view of the Monk’s Path, which can be found on the western slopes of the Great Orme.

Legend has it that the path remains green and fertile in even the longest spells of dry weather, thanks to all the holy feet that have trod its route over the centuries.



  1. Stairway to Heaven.

  2. I like that legend!

  3. I’d walk it, I think. And I didn’t even know there was such a thing as “holy feet:! Hope your weekend is off to a good start.

  4. Those monks have connections!

  5. …..or, more prosaically, generations of sheep droppings have provided excellent fertilisation!

  6. What a wonderful legend…and a beautiful photo!

  7. How long has the path existed, do you know? And where were those holy feet going to and coming from?

    • This was the route the Monks used to take from the Bishop of Bangor’s Palace, also known as Gogarth Abbey, which used to stand on the western side of the Orme, up to St Tudno’s Church which is on the other side of the Great Orme. St Tudno’s was featured on March 14th this year. The path probably dates back to at least the 13th century, when the palace is thought to have been built.

      • Thank you, Geoff. That’s information to spark my imagination. I googled the church and enjoyed the pictures.

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