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Little Orme



OS Grid Ref:- SH 814826

The Little Orme, a smaller version of its Western counterpart the Great Orme, lies at the eastern side of Llandudno Bay. The headland is known in Wesh as Rhiwledyn and rises to a height of 141 metres ( 463 feet). Its cliffs present a major challenge to experienced climbers.

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Less developed than the Great Orme, the Little Orme covers the Rhiwledyn Nature Reserve, a twelve acre reserve, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest managed by the North Wales Wildlife Trust. A profusion of wildflowers bloom on the cliffs.

The North Wales Path runs across the Little Orme, along the several public footpaths on its summit.

Right- the Little Orme Left- Looking across the bay to the Great Orme from the Little Orme

Great Orme

Evidence exists to reveal that the Little Orme has been inhabited since the Stone Age and a small hoard of Celtic metalwork dating from the Iron Age has been found in a cave there.