Friday, 23 November 2012

Aber Falls, Carneddau Ponies and Moel Wnion

Todays walk should have been onto Snowdon, but as the forecast was a lot better for the east, plus it took a bit of time to get going this morning and the obligatory stop at McDonalds for breakfast meant a later start, so we decided to head for Aber. The heavy rain yesterday will have meant the waterfalls would be spectacular, and we were not disappointed. Abergwyngregyn is just off the A55 opposite Anglesey, and its a lovely little village that leads you to the car park for the Falls. We had Holly, the water dog with us today, but the river was so swollen and fast flowing even she thought twice about going in.
Its a lovely walk down to the big waterfall, and it could be heard some distance off, and as we got under it, it was like standing in the shower.

A bit further down the path we came across the first of many Carneddau ponies that we would see on the walk, they are beautiful rugged ponies, that are normally quite shy, but this group were quite tame, and even followed us as we left them.

to Carneddau Ponies website


Sharon and Holly on the top of Gyrn, a new top for us both

And on the top of Moel Wnion

You looking at me !!!

Our lunch time view down the coast

and across Lafan Sands to Puffin Island

Although not our planned walk for today, it was a real enjoyable one in a part of the Carneddau that neither of us had walked. And after dropping back into Aber we had a lovely coffee, or should I say I did, Sharon enjoyed her cup of hot water!!, at the Hen Felin Cafe