We had a little adventure around Snowdonia, North Wales yesterday, taking in the incredible waterfall – Pistyll Rhaeadr.  We love our Lancashire waterfalls, there’s a page dedicated to them here, but today we wanted to seek out the might force of this Snowdonia waterfall.

Known as one of the seven wonders of Wales, the falls are set about 4 miles down a dead-end, single track road.  The waterfall is one of the highest in Wales – and certainly one of the most beautiful.

Pistyll Rhaeadr is a 3 stage waterfall with a 73 metre drop.  The largest of the 3 drops is 40 metres, dropping over a Silurian (geological period) cliff-face.

There is a parking spot about 100m from the foot of the falls, which costs £5.  You can make the most of the stay by having a longer walk beyond the falls.  Indeed, one of the higher ‘Moels’, Moel Sych at 827m sits above the falls, which contributes the main spring ‘Nant y Cerrig-duon’, which flows  into Afon Disgynfa.

At the car park is a cafe and B&B, more information here.