Aber Falls is a waterfall located approximately 2 miles south of Abergwyngregyn.  There are 2 car parks, the first just off the A55 (marked on the map) is free but you have to walk up through the village to the nature reserve entrance which is where the  second car park is located – there is a small fee to park here (£2 when we wrote this!).  As we’re a bit careful we parked in the free one!


There are several options for walks here though picked the moderately easy ‘to the falls and back’ option as shown by the dotted line – our excuse was that Bert would never manage the more strenous circular route (that follows the pink boundary line around to the right).

The day we visited there were a few other walkers and dogs but no livestock or ponies, but we have seen both on previous visits.

The path is well sign posted and gravel most of the route and you can avoid the steps if you need to.  You’re free to wander within the fences and it’s a nice place for a picnic (not this day though!).

Ponies can often be seen at Aber Falls along with other livestock, so keep your dog on a lead until you are sure the route is clear.

If you do decide to do the longer, circular route you will climb to the top of the valley and head back towards the A55 with spectacular views – don’t forget your camera!

We did stop at the Aber Falls Cafe for a swift shandy on the way back.  They allow dogs in the garden so was a little chilly this day, but as you can see Sarah enjoyed it!

With stopping to take photo’s, wait for Bert and just ambling along the walk took around 2 hours and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.  So it’s 5 paws from Pedro and Bert (who slept all the way home which means it’s high fives from us as well).

Car Park

For more suggestions from Bert and Pedro on their favourite walks, cafes and pubs please see our other dog friendly walks.

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