Walks In North Wales

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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