A retrospective from 2020 of all the North Wales Waterfalls that hiking blog Walestrails has visited. For about the last 18 months or so I’ve been on a waterfall mission heading out to part’s of North West Wales that I’ve not ventured to before looking for family friendly hikes waterfall hikes. So, bearing in mind that there has not been huge opportunity to get out an explore this last year here are the top Walestrails waterfall walks of 2020 from Walestrails.
Rhaeadr Ddu Waterfalls near Maentwrog in Snowdonia is a magical location hidden in a gorge that flows through Coed Felenrhyd Bach Woodland part of the Celtic Rainforest, a rare habitat and of global importance.
Llan Ffestiniog in Snowdonia North Wales is a beautiful location with expensive views towards Blaenau Ffestiniog up to Stwlan reservoir and down towards the coast – it’s a feast for the eyes on a clear day.
This beautiful walk through the remote Cwm Prysor in Snowdonia, close to the village of Trawfynydd. The walk is a beautiful combination of breath-taking countryside and mind-boggling engineering that created the railway.
Up in the Gwydyr Forest it doesn’t matter where you go there’s plenty to see – big fat pigs at of the farms and sometimes strutting peacocks, we’ve found newts in muddy puddles and plenty of tadpoles. There are fishing lakes, old mines, marked trails, plenty of geocaches, mountain bikes, mountain views and beautiful picnic spots.
Ffynnon Gybi is a delightful monument maintained by Cadw. Our expectations were exceeded immediately, the well’s buildings were in remarkable condition, especially the building that houses the well. The stone surround was complete with steps down into the well, the water looked crystal clear and I was tempted to bathe or sample the water, just as Pilgrims and people seeking a cure had done hundreds of years before.
This is a lovely walk of 6km it’s perfectly achievable for little legs. It’s a varied walk with lovely views of the valley, a glimpse of the industrial history, and stroll through the forestry at Braich Melyn.
May Day Bank Holiday saw me, my friend Louise and little lad heading off to Beddgelert for a peaceful country walk. ‘Beddgelert on a bank holiday?’ I hear you cry, no Wales Trails hasn’t gone crazy, we were there to check out a walk recommended by National Trust that promises peace, solitude and a…
Recently we were lucky enough to book a place on one of the excellent walks planned as part of the Wales Coast Path Walking Festival 2019 ‘Nutkin Ventured, Nutkin Gained! Red Squirrel Discovery’. The event was organised in conjunction with the Red Squirrel Trust and the Ramblers Cymru. The event was to kick off…
This is a lovely little family picnic spot and circular walk. The car park is about 10-minute drive out of Porthmadog: simply turn left by the Oakley Arms where the road is sign posted Rhyd. A little way up the road there is a car park on the right with enough space for about…