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Aber Falls, Abergwyngregyn

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Aber Falls is a waterfall located about two miles south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd, Wales.The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120ft over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of the Carneddau range. Two tributaries merge; the enlarged stream is known as Afon Rhaeadr Fawr; from the road bridge, Bont Newydd, the name becomes Afon Aber.HistoryVisitors walking along the main footpath towards the falls may spot several small Bronze Age settlements including an excavated roundhouse and smithy fenced off with an information plaque adorning it, several standing stones and cairns are also present, most of these sites can be found on the right side of the pathway. There is also a piece of recording equipment that is recording the weather. It is located to the north west of Snowdonia National Park in Wales.Visitor facilitiesVisitors can park at Bont Newydd, from where the Falls are accessible on foot on a clearly marked trackway. There is a small charge for parking but there are toilets and picnic benches available. The nearest place where food can be purchased is the cafe in the tourist information centre at Abergwyngregyn village.It is possible to bathe in the plunge pool of the falls, although the water is cold even at the height of summer and care must be taken on the often slippery rocks.North Wales PathThe North Wales Path, a long distance coastal path between Prestatyn and Bangor, crosses the bridge at the foot of the falls. This bridge, together with the smaller one at the foot of the smaller falls to the west (Rhaeadr Fach), was erected in 1995.
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  • A lovely family walk in the stunning Welsh mountains, my 2 year old managed the walk up to the waterfall (took us about 3 hours to do the round trip with a picnic stop). Views are breath taking! On pa...  read more »
  • We did this walk about 10am as it was a very sunny and hot day it took us around an hour to get to the falls from the carpark which costs £2 for all day. The views of the valley are amazing there is f...  read more »
  • These falls are amazing. You can get some close and the surrounding area is stunning. A great walk on a well maintained path makes this a joy. Takes about 90 minutes to walk to the falls and 60 to wal...  read more »
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