When I visited my colleague Peter at his small holding he told me about the waterfalls at Abergwyngregyn so I just had to visit. It was late afternoon when I was on the way back from Anglesey and I remembered what he said as I was passing the junction on the A55 so I went to investigate, as I approached the carpark the man was emptying the cash from the pay and display meter so he said I could park for free and told me which way to go on the walk to the falls, he told me it would only take me about half an hour so I went for it, it was more like an hour but still well worth it.
The approach to the falls runs along the river through what I likened to an enchanted forest, it was obvious from the shape and size of the trees that they were very old. For anyone who knows me they know I love trees, they fascinate me, I always wonder at the life they have seen, if they could tell stories, there would be some amazing tales. Anyway there were lots of different trees of different ages and many different shapes, many were covered in Lichen which apparently can help to determine the age of the tree. I particularly love bendy or curly trees; I mean where the branches don’t grow straight but grow haphazardly with wavy, curly branches and twigs, they always look so beautiful. I also love the trees that so obviously have been growing in the wind, you can see from the way they have grown, which way the wind has been blowing because they grow in the same direction.
There are different ways to get to the falls and just like most falls I have seen there are a lot of rocks in the water at the bottom and carrying on down the river creating little falls in very many areas. There was also a lovely little wooden bridge linking a couple of the paths to the falls. You can hear the rush of water before you arrive at the falls and when you get there they are quite splendid to watch, not the best and biggest waterfalls I have seen but splendid nonetheless. There is something so tranquil about sitting, watching and listening to the water fall and rush off down the river. I sat for a while and enjoyed the atmosphere.
The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch (Red river) plunges 120 feet over a sill of rocks in the foothills of the Cameddau range and the path forms part of the North Wales path, a coastal path which runs from Prestatyn to Bangor.
It was a lovely walk, not too far off the road yet you couldn’t hear the noise of the traffic you could only hear the rush of water and the birds and other wild life. It’s a wonderful place to have a picnic and spend some time with the family, especially the walk through the enchanted forest.