MEMBERS of the public and their four-legged friends were able to explore more of the Great Orme over last weekend, courtesy of new footpaths and a dog show.

National Trust Wales co-hosted the fun day to celebrate extending public access to Parc Farm, part of the Llandudno landmark which it bought for the nation in 2015.

The ‘Paws on the Great Orme’ show on Sunday featured shepherd Dan Jones, who led sheep dog demonstrations, while Valley Dog Training gave dog obedience instruction and there were also dog competitions for people to enter.

Parc Farm was opened to the public so they could learn about the special farming and conservation work being undertaken there by the National Trust and its partner organisation, Plantlife.

Parc Farm ranger Doug Don said: “We had more than 200 people through the farm gates. We got to meet lots of lovely dog owners and it was a really positive, fun day.

“It was great to spread the word about Parc Farm and let people know about the conservation work National Trust Wales are doing up here. Hopefully visitors will now come back and enjoy walking the new footpaths we’ve created. We’re looking forward to running the event again next year!”

National Trust ranger Doug Don andvolunteers have been working tirelessly to create the two new footpaths which now run from the summit past Parc Farm. The paths are now open to the public and dogs on short leads between June and December.

Paths will be closed during the lambing and bird nesting season and from time to time for maintenance work to be carried out.
Visitors are advised to check signage.