WALKING | Aber Falls, Wales 7.42Km Circular Walk

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Circular walk, Aber Falls

  • Start & End Point: Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan LL33 0LP
  • Distance: approximately 4.6 miles / 7.42Km
  • Time Taken: approximately 3 hours
  • Elevation: 320 metres
  • Uphill: 1/5
  • Technicality: 0/5
  • Scenery rating: 4/5

Walk Summary

This is an easy walk which you could do in about 2.5 hours. You’ll see two spectacular waterfalls, ancient woodland and finally a stunning view of the North Wales coast.

Aber Falls Walk Chart

The scenery straight from the carpark is very pretty

We spent a long weekend in Snowdonia in mid November and made the most of our time by getting in two decent circular walks in the area.

The first was a walk to Aber Falls and instead of just walking to the falls and back, we extended our route by heading out towards the coast before looping round back towards where we started.

Walking through beautiful woodland on the way to Aber Falls

A distant glimpse of the falls

Aber Falls North Wales Circular WalkThe excavation of an ancient iron age round house was an unexpected find inside the nature reserve!

The whole walk was 7.42Km and took us around 3 hours to complete as we stopped to sit beside the waterfall for a while, and spent plenty of time taking photos and veering off track to look at and identify various plants and wildlife that we spotted.

It’s a really lovely walk, but if you don’t fancy the whole 7.42km route we took you can try the shorter walk that takes you to the first waterfall and then back to the carpark the same way you arrived, which I guess would cut the distance by about 2/3rds and means you’d only need to set about an hour aside to do it.

As far as waterfalls go, this is big and spectacular!

Rock pools at the bottom of Aber Falls

There are actually two enormous waterfalls here, the first is around 120 feet and makes for a truly impressive sight with large rock pools at its base. Cross the bridge and walk on a little way, and you’ll come to a second waterfall. Continue walking, heading out towards the coast with Angelsey ahead to extend the walk like we did.

Aber Falls North Wales Circular WalkThe second waterfall

Aber Falls North Wales Circular Walk

Looking out towards the coast with Aber Falls behind us

A steep traverse across a narrow path took us back down through the hills and back to the village of Abergwyngregyn, then on towards the carpark where we started.

A forlorn abandoned cottage on the way back to the carpark at the end of the walk

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DISCLAIMER: Please be aware that our route descriptions and ratings are based on our personal thoughts and experiences as new hill walkers with moderate fitness levels. A difficult walk for us might be a cinch for someone else, so we’d encourage you to always look at a number of different route descriptions and ratings to get a true reflection of a walk you’re planning to do. Never attempt a fell, hill or mountain walk without appropriate footwear, clothing, navigational equipment and hydration.  UK Mountain rescue teams do an incredible job and it’s up to us to ensure we are taking all precautions necessary to complete a walk safely!