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Ceunant Mawr Waterfall | Hidden Waterfall in Wales

Updated: Mar 5

One of Llanberis' best hidden gems is Ceunant Mawr Waterfall. If you can find the lower trail under the bridge, then follow the stream and you will see differing levels of water drops, until you reach the large fall itself. We recommend wearing good footwear too.


Image of Ceunant Mawr Waterfall in Wales.
Photo taken by @stephtaylor1302 via Instagram.

Ceunant Mawr is a lovely hidden waterfall not too far away from Llanberris village. There is a gorgeous lower river part we definitely recommend checking out, as it's a small waterfall halfway up and then a very tall waterfall which plunges into a pool!

Ceunant Mawr is a little hidden gem so close to the centre. An easy walk with a very interesting railway bridge with fantastic brick work in the arch over the road. – Google Review

It's worth the short walk (around 15 minutes) to get to the top of the waterfall and a must-do if you're here. However when you're at the top, you have to cross the railroad tracks to get a good view but there's no need to panic as there's safe space to avoid the train whilst you're up there!


FAQs/Things to know before visiting Ceunant Mawr Waterfall


1) Where is Ceunant Mawr Waterfall located?

Ceunant Mawr Waterfall is located near the village of Llanberis in Gwynedd, North Wales.


2) What makes Ceunant Mawr Waterfall a hidden gem?

Ceunant Mawr Waterfall is considered a hidden gem due to its stunning natural beauty, secluded location, and the impressive cascade of water that flows through the rugged mountain landscape, providing visitors with a serene and enchanting experience.


3) How do I get to Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

Visitors can access Ceunant Mawr Waterfall by car or public transportation. From Llanberis, there is a footpath leading to the waterfall, with designated parking areas available in the village. Alternatively, visitors can enjoy a scenic walk from the village to the waterfall.


4) Is there an entrance fee to visit Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

There is no entrance fee to visit Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, as it is an open-access site for visitors to enjoy.


5) What can I expect to see at Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

At Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, visitors can marvel at the impressive cascade of water as it tumbles down the rocky cliffs into a pool below. The surrounding mountain scenery offers opportunities for scenic walks, photography, and wildlife spotting.


6) Are guided tours available for Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

While there may not be formal guided tours, visitors can explore Ceunant Mawr Waterfall on their own, following marked trails and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.


7) Is Ceunant Mawr Waterfall suitable for families and children?

Yes, Ceunant Mawr Waterfall is suitable for families and children, offering a family-friendly environment for outdoor exploration and enjoyment. Parents should supervise young children closely, especially near the waterfall and uneven terrain.


8) Are dogs allowed at Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

Yes, dogs are typically permitted at Ceunant Mawr Waterfall, but owners must keep them on a lead and clean up after them to preserve the cleanliness and safety of the area.


9) Are there facilities or amenities near Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

The village of Llanberis may offer amenities such as parking, accommodations, restrooms, and dining options for visitors. It is advisable to come prepared with any necessary supplies.


10) What is the best time to visit Ceunant Mawr Waterfall?

Ceunant Mawr Waterfall can be visited all year-round, each season offering its own unique beauty. However, the waterfall is particularly impressive after heavy rainfall when the water flow is at its peak. Visitors may also enjoy the vibrant colors of the surrounding mountain landscape during the spring and autumn months.



Image of Ceunant Mawr Waterfall in Wales.
Photo taken by @jbw.adventures via Instagram.

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