A is for Aber Falls

I’d like to thank  Ouch!! My back hurts who’s own Irish alphabet challenge has inspired me to make my own series concerning places in and around my beloved Snowdonia. So that’s 26 days of content coming up, so enjoy.

A is for Aber Falls

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Located just south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, the Aber Falls is formed as the Afon Goch cascades over the foothills of the Carneddau. The water falls for over 120ft into a deep plunge pool.

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The Aber valley too is surrounded in history, alongside the sheep and wild ponies, ancient bronze age sites dot the main path leading to the falls and it was in the mountains above that Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last independent Prince of Wales was finally captured by the English on the 22nd June 1283.

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In all the Aber Falls was one of the first places I ever visited when I arrived in Bangor, and is prehaps the place I’ve returned to the most since coming here. the £2,00 charge for all day parking means you best take your time and fortunately there several great walks in the forests and mountains that surround the falls.

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