Aber Falls, Abergwyngregyn

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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  • Did this little adventure before myself and my partner conquered snowdon the next day! Once you’ve found the car park the walk to the waterfall (for adults) is a leisurely one, it took us around 20 mi...  more »
  • An easyish walk about 3 miles round trip. Different seasons offer different scenery. Love Spring and Summer when there is an abundance of birds. Although Winter too is lovely... and the waterful likel...  more »
  • I took a visit up to aber falls after being recommend it by a fellow photographer and I am most definetly glad I followed their advice and went up for a visit It’s not a particularly short walk but I’...  more »
  • One of my favourite places in the world - the waterfall is beautiful and well worth a visit. The walk to the falls is relatively flat and easy, suitable for all ages and abilities. Car parking is reasonably priced but limited.
  • Way more beautiful than Swallow falls. Stunning moderate walk with stunning views the whole way. The area around the actual falls is landscaped so that you can sit on slate topped walls. If like me you have MS they are the perfect coolpacks. My grandparents told me of people climbing the frozen falls in winters. As a child before the new even paths I loved walking there to see mountain ponies. You can still watch shepherds with dogs moving the sheep on the hillsides
  • Great place to go for a scenic walk. Unlike a lot of waterfalls there is no charge. We went on a Thursday so it was not busy as you can see from the photos. Nice place to visit for anyone staying in the surrounding areas and looking for something not too touristy!
  • Been raining. Falls in full flow. Spectacular.
  • This is a beautiful waterfall, it was quite a long walk up to it and is mostly uphill, i'd recommend taking plenty of water to drink, its totally worth it though!!
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