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The Little Orme (a.k.a. Rhiwledyn) is one of two headlands that are situated at either end of Llandudno Bay, in North Wales. Llandudno is a seaside resort and town in the county borough of Conwy in North Wales. ... North Wales is the northernmost region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales. ...

The Little Orme from Llandudno Promenade, January 29, 2005
The Little Orme from Llandudno Promenade, January 29, 2005

The other, larger, headland is the Great Orme. The Little Orme is 141 metres (or 463 feet) in height. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1730x904, 252 KB) Little Orme from Llandudno promenade Author: User:Velela. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1730x904, 252 KB) Little Orme from Llandudno promenade Author: User:Velela. ... Llandudno is a seaside resort and town in the county borough of Conwy in North Wales. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... The Great Orme (a. ...

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Uses

Unlike the Great Orme, the Little Orme has not been developed for copper mining or tourism. There has been limestone quarrying since the mid 1800s, although this has now ceased. There is some farming on the lower slopes. General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance copper, metallic Atomic mass 63. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...


The cliffs are a popular challenge for highly experienced rock climbers. Coast Guard Rescue use the Little Orme for training. Climbers on Valkyrie at the Roaches. ...


The little orme is also know locally as the 'baby elephant' because of the shape of the headland jutting out into the water. (see photograph)


Ecology & environment

Parts of the Little Orme (notably the NWWT's Rhiwledyn Nature Reserve) are a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The North Wales Bird Trust is located on its lower slopes, and the Little Orme is a warden-patrolled sanctuary for sea birds. The best way to see the birds is by boat, around the cliffs. The North Wales Wildlife Trust (NWWT) is the wildlife trust for North Wales with over 3000 members. ...


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


History

The Little Orme was inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic, notably the Pant y Wennol cave. The Paleolithic or Palaeolithic (Greek paleos=old and lithos=stone or the Old Stone Age) was the first period in the development of human technology of the Stone Age. ...


A small hoard of Iron Age Celtic metalwork was found in a cave on the Little Orme. Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The word Celtic can refer to: the European Celtic people, ancient or modern the Celtic languages, spoken by these people and their modern descendents the Celtic (Lusitania), Celts from the Alentejo. ...


The medieval chapel of Blessed Mary of Penrhyn, abandoned in 1930, is now in ruins. 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


In the year 1586, printing material for Catholic literature was found in a cave on the Little Orme. Events November 19 - Henry Barrow, English Puritan and Separatist is imprisoned. ...


The Royal Artillery coastal gunnery school, 198 battery, was posted to Little Orme during the Second World War. Target practice was undertaken from the headland to anchored boats, and unspent ammunition and unexploded shells may still be encounted offshore. The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is, despite its name, a corps of the British Army It is made up of a number of regiments. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air, August 9, 1945 after the Allied atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ...


External links

  • Archeological Survey of the Little Orme
  • North Wales Wildlife Trust: Rhiwledyn (nature reserve official WWW page)

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It is echoed by the Little Orme, a smaller but very similar limestone headland which is the other side of Llandudno Bay.
Compared with the Great Orme, the Little Orme, has seen relatively little development although there was significant limestone quarrying on the eastern side until recently.
The Little Orme presents excellent opportunities for walking and nature study, and its cliffs and caves are a major challenge to experienced climbers.
Great Orme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (491 words)
Y Gogarth and the Orme) is a prominent limestone headland on the north coast of Wales situated in Llandudno in Conwy county borough.
It is echoed by the Little Orme, a smaller but very similar limestone headland which is the other side of Llandudno Bay.
The Great Orme is run as a nature reserve, with a number of protective designations (including Special Area of Conservation, Heritage Coast, Country Park, and Site of Special Scientific Interest), being an area two miles long by one mile wide.
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