Aber falls

(Rhaeadr Fawr)

The Aberfalls (Rhaeadr Fawr) is an astonishing waterfall south of Abergwyngregyn in  Snowdonia/Wales (United Kingdom).

Probably the Aberfalls (Rhaeadr Fawr) is the best known waterfall in Wales. If you see the Aberfalls (Rhaeadr Fawr) you can imagine why. The river Afon Rhaeadr Fawr plunges down over 37 meters and is quit powerful. A liitle bit to the west there is another (smaller) waterfall called Rhaedr Fach waterfall.

It is possible to swim in the plunge pool, but even in summer the water is cold and the rocks are slippery. So be careful if you go swimming.

Driving on the A55, west of Conwy, leave the A55 at junction 13, following the signs for ‘Abergwyngregyn’ and then the brown signs for ‘Rhaeadr Aber’ / ‘Aber Falls’. There is a car parking at Bont Newydd (fee).

There is a trail along the river Afon Rhaeadr-fawr leading directly to the Aberfalls (Rhaeadr Fawr). The walk takes about 45 minutes and is appr. 3 kilometers long. Some part can be steep and slippery, but the is a great walk through woodlands with great views on the valley.

Picture Aber Falls by elleneka102/Flickr.com

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About Aber falls

CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationAbergwyngregyn, Gwynedd
RiverAfon Rhaeadr Fawr
Best visitAfter heavy rainfall