Waterfalls of North Wales

North Wales has many waterfalls, here are just a few we have managed to visit. They can be good for children to see when studying Geography as so much of the stuff you learn can be seen.

They are easily added on to an existing day out or can me made a destination for a day out.

Dyserth Falls Its just off junction 31 of the A 55 so an ideal place to brake up a journey

Images kindly supplied by Peter J Robinson https://www.dyserth.com

Leave the A55 at junction 31 signposts for Dyserth A5151
Its handy for a toilet stop as there is a large garage with a Greggs and McDonelds
It’s a short drive to Dyserth through some spectacular views as its part of the Clewydian hills range and an area of outstanding natural beauty


As you go through the village turn right following the sign for the waterfall. The water fall has a small Coffee shop / Ice cream place, there is a very nice walk up the water fall and through the woods, if you take a touch you can explore a small cave next to the river.

Horse shoe falls Just outside Llangollen LL20 8BS


Lovely views ideal for picnics in the summer. Plenty of local walking routes.




Pistyll Rhaedr



Pistyll Rhaeadr  Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys SY10 0BZ, Wales.
Tel: 01691-780392

Pistyll Rhaeadr is a waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside the welsh border with England, west of Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

Its a very peaceful and tranquil place.

At 240ft (80m) high it is Britain’s tallest single-drop waterfall,

It’s a great place to explore the Berwyn Mountains and surrounding hills, with many walks to suit a variety of walkers.

The water fall is up a single track very narrow road with passing places, so take your time and take care, once you arrive there is a free car park by the river or the water fall one is about £4 or £5 for the day.

Its a short 5 minute walk from the car park to the bottom of the waterfall, the Paths can be wet and slippy, not suitable for Prams etc, best wear walking boots as the rocks can be slippy. The top is about 30 minutes walk, but worth it.

It has a small Cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, dog friendly too.

It also has a small campsite with a Showman’s Trailer to rent ( This is a caravan used by Travelling Funfairs and Circuses in the past) and and apartment above the Cafe and a lodge near the river

Tan-y-Pistyll, little house under the waterfall, is where our tea room and accommodation are located. Here you’ll find a welcome cup of tea, a snack or meal with a lovely view of the waterfall from the garden or, when it’s colder, a warm logfire to sit by.

The campsite office is in the barn – lower car park. If you’re able to spend more time here, let this hidden pearl refresh and nurture you, letting time stop, just for a while.

Aber Falls.  Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan LL33 0LP ( Its just off the A 55 near Conwy look for the big green Silo at the Aber Distillery)


This is stunning!

We have seen a few water falls in Norway and this is every bit as good, the first video shows the paths leading up the second is a drone view of the falls.

Aber Falls is a waterfall located about two miles (3 km) south of the village of Abergwyngregyn. 5 minutes off the A55 near Conwy.

The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet (37 m) over a sill of igneous rock in the foothills of the Carneddau range. Two tributaries merge; the enlarged stream is known as Afon Rhaeadr Fawr; from the road bridge, Bont Newydd (“New Bridge”), the name becomes Afon Aber.

This is a must see water fall, the carpark is about £5, two car parks one has toilets and pick nick benches.

The signs will tell you its 1.5 hour walk we did it in 20 minutes, the path is nice easy and wide so can accommodate prams and possibly people with mobility issues.

You may spot several small bronze age settlements including an excavated roundhouse and smithy fenced off with an information plaque adorning it, several standing stones and cairns are also present, most of these sites can be found on the right side of the pathway.

Plenty to do near by too



Nearest beach