Side Quest: Llanfairfechan & Aber Falls

Updated: Sep 27

Aber Falls

"A Big Ass Waterfall"

Otherwise known as "Rhaeadr Fawr", is located a few miles south of Abergwyngregyn, and the closest train station is found in Llanfairfechan (which I suggest arriving at, since busses to the village are frequent). There is also a handy car park near the entrance to the walkway.

I recommend visiting on a weekday, to avoid people on the way. A popular route for dog walkers, but also families on the weekend. To get those great shots of the waterfall, it's best visiting when there's no screaming toddler creatures around.

As you can see, there is a really beautiful waterfall to see here. The walk there is very easy and suitable for children to take, hence the sheer amount of families we came across that day. ​ Took about 40 minutes to walk there, then there's multiple angles to approach when getting nearer to the 'fall. Since it's bloody massive, you can also see it for miles, along with the beauties of Snowdonia available. In winter, the variety in colour, seen on the landscape, is photogenic and reminds me of the colour scheme seen in the likes of Skyrim. Taking photos here was a lot of fun, although there isn't a heck of a lot to shoot, except fpr the obvious. Returning here in the summer will offer more variety in photos to take. At least I hope.


So what else?

"What the 'fech' is there nearby?"

Admittedly, we didn't get a lot of time to explore Llanfairfechan, but from what was on view; there wasn't a heck of a lot to do in this small town. The beach, near the station, is actually pretty well looked after and worth a visit. The prom, alongside it, offers a great view of Puffin Island in the near distance. This is a destination I'd like to get a boat to in the future. Taking pictures of wild Puffins, and seals, would be awesome.

Swans roam nearby the beach, adding to the 'quaint' nature of the place. Besides that, Llanfairfechan's interest mainly relies on the nature surrounding it. Being a quiet/ peaceful town, not a lot seems to happen within the main area, but if you venture along some public pathways, into nature, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the tranquil nature on show.