Aber Falls, in the village of Abergwyngregyn, is a waterfall well known as a stunning destination in the Snowdonia National Park. Here in the village of Aber we are pleased to be able to welcome 50,000 visitors a year to take the walk up to Aber Falls and beyond into the Carneddau. Some drive up and take advantage of one of the two car parks we run (just £2 a day and all funds go to improving amenities in the village), others park in the free car park at the bottom of the village and walk up. Taking this option means you walk past Ty Pwmp, which houses an exhibition of the history of Aber and the Princes of Gwynedd who had a court here.
Abergwyngregyn has a long and interesting history but is also a thriving village which looks to the future as well as to the past. Anafon Hydro, a hydro electric energyscheme to be community owned and run, is the latest venture the village is involved in. Villagers, our visitors, and those from further afield, will have the opportunity to be part of the history of Abergwyngregyn by buying shares in Ynni Anafon Energy Cyf, the Independent Provident Society we have set up to run the Anafon Hydro Scheme. Find out more by looking at Anafon Hydro on this website.
Abergwyngregyn is a small picturesque village with a long and varied history which nestles in a valley at the northern edge of the Carneddau mountain range.
It is located between Bangor and Llanfairfechan on the North Wales Coast opposite Beaumaris which lies across the Menai Straits.
The Hen Felin is an old mill which has been converted to provide a friendly family run café which is popular with both walkers and locals.
The building is also home to the village Community Centre which houses various events, clubs and classes and is also available for general hire. The top floor is given over to the local Snooker Club.
The Regeneration Company organizes a number of varied events in the village throughout the year. These include an annual Fell Race, regular Christmas activities for residents of the village and annual Summer Fete which it organizes in conjunction with the local Chapel.
It also organizes talks, film shows and the occasional concert.
The Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company (ARC) is a social enterprise and a Company Limited by Guarantee.
Run entirely by volunteers, it has been active in the village for over ten years, promoting community welfare and sustainable community development.
All profits are reinvested in the community.
The Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company is developing a 270 kW hydro-electric generating project in the Anafon Valley above the village.
The high-head river scheme is supported by the National Trust and Natural Resources Wales, landowners in the Valley, and generation is planned to start in 2015.