A round of Aber Falls
Key: Mountain over 914m Peak over 600m Peak under 600m Low level walk
Length: 6km Height gain: 250m Highest point: 260m Approx time: 2.5 hours gpx file
There have been several walks which go higher around the falls, suggested in the section on the Carneddau. This is a lower walk which goes up to the Falls from the car park, and then carries on around below Moel Wnion to finish back at the minor road from Abergwyngregyn.
The walk is approximately 6 km long with only 200m height gain. It can be completed comfortably in 2.5 hours. You begin at the free car park just off the A55 (signposted free parking) then walk up the narrow road from Abergwyngregyn and make your way to the falls, which are described in other sections of this site. It is worth taking time to call in at the visitors' centre which describes some of the history of the local area. If you look right as you walk you will see the remainder of your walk looping round. When you reach the falls after stopping for a look you cross the Afon Rhaeadr Fawr (Rhaeadr Fawr meaning big waterfall is the Welsh name for Aber Falls). You will now follow the clear track which you are on over Afon Rhaeadr Bach (bach meaning small). The track will bend round below Moel Wnion so that you will have taken a horseshoe shaped walk. When it does this it is well worth looking back to see the falls with Llwytmor behind them.
Carry on along this path and pass under the electricity pylons which can be seen stretching along the hillside from the coast. Ahead of you is Anglesey, with Puffin Island at the end. After 10 to 15 minutes walk you will be turning off down a fairly steep slope (again on a path) on the right. This takes you back to the road, not far above the car park.