Walks with Kids

Aber Falls walk in Snowdonia

March 15, 2017

Aber Falls in Snowdonia has been on my radar on and off for years, but I’ve never made it over to it. I wasn’t even entirely sure where it was and I kept confusing it with another amazing waterfall Pystyll Rhaeder some miles away near the West Coast. I heard there was a great Aber Falls walk there and indeed we found it. One of many infact time to see what all the fuss is about.

ClickΒ hereΒ for full OS Map link. We used theΒ Sat Nav postcode LL33 0LPΒ to get onto the right road. Need to follow it up a bit to reach the car park. It’s sign posted! All good!

Anyway, it’s a wonderful trip, hit read more to see some more lovely pics/text πŸ˜‰


“The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet (37 m) over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of theΒ CarneddauΒ range. Two tributaries merge; the enlarged stream is known as Afon Rhaeadr Fawr; from the road bridge, Bont Newydd, the name becomes Afon Aber.” –Β Wikipedia.


Parking was fairly limited and it filled up really fast when we got there. Also it cost us Β£2 to park the car, so don’t forget to take some cash. Β Admittedly we did go on a Saturday lunch time, which is pretty much peak time, its worth trying to get there earlier.


Once parked, all the routes are well sign posted so it’s literally a case of jumping on one and heading south towards the falls.


There is a huge piece of forest to your left, most of this was closed off due to forestry work when we got there, but I’d love to have popped my head in and had a good explore through it.


It’s a steady walk and it’s mainly gravel path and relatively accessible. I think you could get a push chair up there no problem.


Take a picnic, enjoy this amazing site. It can get a little damp obviously if you’re close due to the spray but hey, that’s part of the fun right? After you’re finished then head back the way you came or alternatively there are some more challenging routes which head west and north-west across the hills.


The car park has picnic benches and toilets which are well maintained but the nearest shop is North in Abergwyngregyn

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