Walks In North Wales

Monthly Archives: March 2016

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr)

A beautiful walk taking in Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr), just under 5 miles. The walk starts from the car park, then ascends on well defined paths for about 2 miles to the waterfall. Known as Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr in Welsh) this is a spectacular waterfall, its formed from the Red River (Afon Goch) that plunges about 120 feet over an outcrop of igneous rock in in the Carneddau range. To make the walk more interesting we walked on a different route back, that takes in another waterfall, has wonderful scenic countryside, mountain vistas, with views of Anglesey, Puffin Island and the Menai Straights, before returning downhill to the car park.

Grid Ref: 53.22.809’N -4.00.515’W (where we parked)

Total distance: 4.71 Miles
Total time: 2.56 hrs
Moving time: 2.16 hrs
Average speed: 1.6 mi/h
Max elevation: 873 ft
Min elevation: 144 ft

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Erbistock River Dee

A nice easy walk taking in the River Dee and some nice countryside. Starting at the Boat Inn in Erbistock village, then following the river Dee on well defined paths, before turning off for some countryside across fields and lanes, before returning to the river for the final stretch. Would be boggy in places in wet weather, but today was fine. Plenty of lovely scenery and vistas, as well as wildlife, on a fairly flat walk.

Grid Ref: 52.57.906’N 5.57.744’W (where we parked at The Boat Inn)

Total distance: 4.7 Miles
Total time: 2.33 hrs
Moving time: 2.05 hrs
Average speed: 1.8 mi/h
Max elevation: 322 ft
Min elevation: 82 ft

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