Aber Falls, Abergwyngregyn

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    What a wonderful place! I will remember this for ever. My wife spoke to a lady recovering from the short hike - less than two miles - in the car park afterwards, who said that she never walked, and th...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We had just visited the Velocity Zipworld nearby and had some time to kill afterwards so headed here. It wasn't what we originally expected, thought we could just drive to the waterfall but turns out ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    A great place to visit but good footwear is a must. There are two routes take a peak freindly path and a hill path for the more hardened walker but the end result is worth it... beautiful landmark. Pl...  more »

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