The focal point of this short walk is the legendary Aber Falls. This striking water feature sits on the northern edge of the Carneddau mountain range above the village of Abergwyngregyn. The main waterfall plunges over a 40m high cliff and produces a widening plume of cascading white water. In full spate, following a sustained period of rain, it provides one of the most impressive spectacles in Snowdonia. It’s well worth making a pilgrimage during wet periods to see at its best. Even during relatively dry periods it is still a beautiful feature.
During exceptionally cold winters it has been known to almost completely freeze; although an unfrozen central strip tends to remain in flow. If this does happen you can expect to see teams of ice climbers scaling either side of the fall.
The path up to the falls is straightforward and lacking in significant gradient. It is possible to take an alternative route back by looping around along the western side of the valley, or by following a path through the edge of the woods on the eastern side of the valley.
The normal starting point for a visit is from the Aber Falls car park; this is reached easily by following signs up from Abergwyngregyn.
Mostly good footpaths, although some indistinct and potentially boggy sections on the alternative return routes.