Beautiful waterfalls that you probably didn’t even know existed so close to the city
The North West is hardly the place you think about when looking for some beautiful waterfalls but there are a few beauty spots that deserve more recognition.
Although they’re a far cry from Niagara Falls that doesn’t make them any less stunning.
In fact, many of the picturesque waterfalls are hidden gems, unspoilt by masses of tourists.
Most can be found surrounded by woodland and winding paths that are perfect to explore nature.
Best of all – they’re all just a short drive from Liverpool.
Rhaeadr Dyserth Waterfall
There is a small charge of 50p to see this beauty but reviewers all say it’s worth it.
A trail leads over and behind this waterfalls and it is surrounded by a picnic area, cafe and toilets.
The nearest village and the Dyserth-Prestatyn walkway is also a great place to explore and it joins the Dyserth Circular walk.
Rhaeadr Dyserth Waterfall, Waterfall Rd, Dyserth, Rhyl LL18 6ET
This natural waterfall is so picturesque that it has been featured on film, postcards and canvas over the past 100 years.
In a wooded setting, the waterfall is reachable by a narrow footpath.
However, viewpoints of the falls can also be found on the south bank of the Llugwy with the convenience of parking along the A5 and within the hotel car park near by.
However, it is far more impressive if look at from the foot along the northern bank.
Swallow Falls, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0DW
It’s a short and easy walk to this beautiful waterfall in Wales known as a hidden gem.
Found about two miles south of the village Abergwyngregyn, just off the main A44 truck road.
The waterfall is formed as the Afon Goch plunges about 120 feet over a sill of igneous rock.
If you’d like to extend your adventure, return on the North Wales Path which takes a route round the head of the valley, before returning to the village.
Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan LL33 0LP
Ceunant Mawr Waterfall
Not only a stunning waterfall but a beautiful walk whatever the weather.
Llanberis Waterfall of Rhaeadr Ceunant Mawr is definitely worth a diversion if you are ever in the area.
It plunges about 100 feet and is just 10 minutes from the High Street.
It is an easy walk from Victoria Terrace bus stop towards the Snowdon Railway. Signs for ‘the waterfalls’ can then be followed.
2 Waterfall View, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TH
It would be easy to spend the whole day exploring Wepre Park, 160 acres of country park with playing fields, a castle and woodland and waterfall.
The dam and waterfall were created by the Victorian residents of the Old Hall.
The water used to be sent through the dam and into a turbine to produce electricity for the Hall.
It is thought at over 200,000 visitors from across the country visit the park annually.
Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay, Deeside CH5 4HL
David Beckham called Pistyll Rhaeadr ‘ridiculously beautiful’ on an Instagram post
One of the Seven Wonders of Wales, Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, can be found a few miles from the village of Pistyll Rhaeadr is a waterfall, located a few miles from the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Powys.
It is the UK’s tallest single drop waterfall and a wonderful view.
David Beckham even recently visited the spot and posted pictures on his Instagram page calling it ‘ridiculously beautiful’.
If you don’t fancy the walk, there’s a cafe opposite where you can enjoy a hot drink and cake while admiring the view.
Tanypistyll, Oswestry SY10 0BZ
Black Clough Waterfall
Popular with photographers , this spot looks like it is taken straight out of a movie screen.
The little gem is located at the end of Longdendale Valley in a secluded spot that millions pass by without realising it is there.
There are actually three Black Cloughs, it is the Middle Black Clough which features an impressive 10m waterfall.
A628, Glossop SK13 1JE
This beauty spot offers some of the most spectacular woodland and waterfall views in the UK.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is an all year round nature trail that boasts over four miles of ancient oak woodland and Yorkshire Dales.
It first opened in 1885 and the trail proved so popular that it made the history books in 1888 when over 3,5000 visited in one day alone.
Holme Head Farm Road, Carnforth LA6 3ET