Plebeius argus ssp caernensis Western Silver Studded Blue.
The name Great Orme didn't come into common usage until the nineteenth century, when the headland was developed as part of the seaside resort of Llandudno. Prior to that it was known by several Welsh names including Creuddyn (old Welsh) and Pen y Gogarth (after the medieval bishop's palace on the West Shore). Originally, however, it is thought that the name came from the Norse for sea serpent.
Plebeius argus ssp caernensis Western Silver Studded Blue under The book I used to find these butterflies (British and Irish Butterflies by Adrian Riley) could not have been more accurate. Parking as close to Happy Valley on the Great Orme as I could, I made my way to the upper slopes where the Common Rock-rose was in flower.
The Welsh coastline has played an important and proud part in our coastal story, with Dinas Oleu in Barmouth being the first piece of land to be donated to us in 1895; Whitford Burrows on Gower becoming the first acquisition after the launch of our Neptune campaign in 1965 and now the protection of a vast area of the Great Orme has highlighted our celebration of the Neptune Coastal.
Great place for a quiet walk with plenty of nature to see. End of June into July is the peak flying period for the rare Siver Studded Blue butterfly which can be seen literally in hundreds on the SW slopes of the Gt. Orme. Great nature spectical and well worth seeing.
Species like the wild cotoneaster plant or a sub-species of blue studded butterfly are exclusive to the Great Orme. They mix with special birds like the rare Chough - sometimes named the Celtic.
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About A series of walks of varying lengths up to and around the Great Orme summit in Llandudno. Choose from: Two Great Orme Historical Trails which can be combined to make a longer walk with spectacular views of the Liverpool Bay, the Carneddau range, the Menai Strait and Anglesey - 4.2 miles (6.7 km) amd 3.2 miles (5.2 km) long; Great Orme Nature Trail - a circular walk around the headland.