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.Before you head to Abergwyngregyn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Abergwyngregyn trip itinerary planner , to make sure you see all that Abergwyngregyn has to offer, including Aber Falls.
Aber Falls Reviews
Nice easy walk up to the waterfall with some great views. We just walked there and back (didn't do the circular walk as time was short and we were all feeling pretty tired at the end of the week!) Dec... more »
I was lucky to visit shortly after some particularly wet weather, so the waterfalls were at their impressive best when I visited. I chose to use the free parking in the village of Abergwyngregyn, wher... more »
One of the most beautiful places in the whole of the UK I've visited, The roughly 90 minute walk to the falls is worth it completely! Great for hiking and dog walking, And with good facilities from the car park to the exhibition. Truly a must visit place when visiting Wales.
Well worth the walk. Save yourself a couple of quid park just off the duel carriage way for free. Then walk the long way (up the side of the valley). Although this does involve some very steep climbs at the start. The views from the top of the valley are worth the walk alone and you really feel you've earned it when you get there. There were also very few people on this route.
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