Dyserth Waterfall, North Wales | Photo Diary

Yesterday, I blogged about my visit to an awesome castle ruins on my recent holiday to the North Wales coast. After we'd explored what remained of the courtyards and rooms and towers of this gorgeous castle, we hit the road in search of some other interesting tourist sites. We drove past a sign for the Dyserth Waterfall and of course, we had to go and see it! This photo diary is all about this beautiful natural wonder. Enjoy! 

Dyserth Waterfall, Afon Ffyddoin, River Ffyddoin,

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall, Flower Photography,

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall

Dyserth Waterfall

I absolutely fell in love with this waterfall! I've never seen one as big in my life :) This source says the Ffyddion river falls 70 feet to create this stunning waterfall. It was nice to see it so close to the road, we could hear it as soon as we got out of the car! By the entrance to the waterfall, there was a old kiosk style shop and cafe, but they were closed and the only way to pay the admission fee was through an honesty box in the wall. The admission was only 50p so hopefully everyone is actually paying! As soon as we entered, we discovered that the shop and cafe were closed as the owner had passed away; there was a memorial bench dedicated to him and it made me feel sad that no-one had followed in his footsteps to run the shop that looked so well kept, like it was his pride and joy. I'm hoping that someone does still run it but they just happened to not be there on the day we visited. 

There was so much nature surrounding the waterfall... trees, moss, flowers, shrubs, ferns. It was a beautiful location. There was a mini waterfall just before you to got to the main waterfall which was lovely and there were the most gorgeous roses across the other side of the Ffyddion river with benches were visitors could sit down to eat their lunch and enjoy the views. To view the huge Dyserth Waterfall, there was a bridge over the river to stand on and it was such a nice experience to stand there getting covered in the mist coming off the waterfall. On a really hot day, I'm sure it would feel fantastic :) Next to the waterfall, there were steps that lead up a hill behind the waterfall and to a woods. I didn't know this when I started the walk up though, and I seriously regretted going up there because the steps seemed to be never-ending! It was really taxing on my fibromyalgia and I ended up having deep muscle pain in my legs and sore hips for the rest of the day. My asthma was not happy either! Thankfully there was a bench at the top of the hill that I crashed on and decided to stay there until my family had finished exploring. One positive to this situation was that there were some lovely views over the countryside from on top of the hill. I'm really happy I got to see this waterfall as two years ago when I was last in North Wales, I bought a postcard called 'Waterfalls of Wales' and this one was on there so it feels special that I got to see it in person. 

Thankyou for reading! 


Have you ever been to a waterfall? Is there a waterfall somewhere in the world that you dream of visiting one day? For me, it's Victoria Falls in Africa & Niagara Falls in Canada. 

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7 comments:

  1. It's so pretty - I love that waterfall, it doesn't even look like the UK. Thanks for sharing your photos - hope you had a lovely time :) xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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    1. Thankyou, I know! I can't believe I actually got to see one so big :) I had a great time; I wanna go back! x

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  2. These are such beautiful photos! I love that waterfall it's stunning and you captured it wonderfully xx

    Thrifty vintage fashion

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  3. So pretty! I hope you happened upon the cafe on a vacation or a day off, it would be sad if no one cared enough to keep it going :( I love that you got to see one of the waterfalls from your postcard! On one hand I like buying postcards for places I visited, but on the other hand if you buy postcards for places you haven't seen there is more incentive to go back and see those pretty spots, haha :)

    Well, you know Niagara Falls in on my list as well! Iguazu Falls in Argentina look beautiful as well!

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks; It would be so sad if that's the case :( I really hope not! I just buy so many postcards when I go on holiday! I'm exactly the same, I like to buy postcards of places I've not yet visited so that I can hopefully go some day and it will feel even more special. Ooo I've never heard of Iguaza Falls, I'm gonna google it now :) x

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  4. Wow! This place looks so beautiful, as always, your photo's are gorgeous. I am trying to remember if I've ever been to a waterfall and I don't think I have. It would definitely go on my bucket list though - I think there's something so awesome about the power of all that water throwing itself over the edge. xx

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