Aber Falls and Nant-Heilyn Woods

A circular walk from near Abergwyngregyn, taking in the two famous waterfalls.

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16 June 2024

No dogs allowed

We set off from the car park down to the village where we join the right of way heading SW towards Nant Heilyn woods, enjoying, weather permitting, excellent views over the Menai Straits to Anglesey and Puffin island.

At the woods we climb S on a steeper section to join the Pilgrims Way on the North Wales Path, on which we make our way NE along the lower slopes of Moel Wnion towards the top of the west side of Afon Rhaeadr valley. Now we continue S, cross Afon Gam and head E to the lesser and then main 70m falls.
From here we make our way back N on a well-established path down the E river bank to the car park.

Terrain:
Mostly good paths through grazing land, short section on lane, one short steep ascent on more indistinct path.
Map/Area:
OL17 Snowdon and Conwy Valley
Starting Point:
Aber Falls car park and public toilets LL33 0LP GR SH664719 Car parking £5 Car sharing advised as car park can get busy in good weather.
What3Words:
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Walk Starts:
09:45
Walk Finishes:
15:00
Distance:
11.7km
Ascent:
475m
Highest Point:
290m Slopes of Moel Wnion

Safety

Let the walk leader know of any relevant medical conditions

Refer to the Handbook for walk related information and specifically for recommended walking equipment https://ohwc.org.uk/kit-list/ and safety information https://ohwc.org.uk/safety/

Remember you are responsible for being properly equipped

Ensure you have the walk leader’s phone number in case of an emergency

If you become detached from the group STOP, call out; try contacting group by phone or text. If no contact return to the last place you were with the group. Wait 30 mins repeatedly trying to make contact. After 30 mins seek help and/or make your own way safely.

The Google map below is the location of the walk start point.