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Storm Damage Closes Deganwy to West Shore Cycle Path

Deganwy promenade

During the exceptional storm of the 5th December 2013, when some residents in Rhyl needed to vacate their homes due to breaching of a section of the sea wall, the Conwy Estuary cycle path came under a battering. Much of the Deganwy Promenade was severely damaged.

Sections of the cycle path are heavily littered with stones washed up from the beach and there is also the customary invasion of sand on the Llandudno west shore section, and so the local authority has taken the understandable decision to close the path – although not surprisingly the more determined citizens on foot or a’wheel are managing to make their way by using parts of the beach.

Fortunately the section of path south from Deganwy to Conwy is not significantly affected apart from windblown organic debris easily cleared. Conwy CBC deserves credit for an early the clearing of such debris elsewhere along the coast.

We await temporary access arrangements. In the long term, however, plans are needed to reinforce the sea defences along the estuary and at the same time secure the path for permanent use.

Below are photos of the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Deganwy promenade


West Shore to Deganwy cycle path

A few days before the storm 2,800 runners took part in the Conwy Half Marathon. This event has now joined the top 5 most popular Half Marathons in the country.

Below are some of the participants running along Deganwy promenade, which they had reached via the above cycle path from West Shore.



Deganwy promenade and the Conwy estuary cycle path in sublime times:-