The valley leading to Aber Falls is a nature reserve and so it is worth looking out for the native wildlife. You might be lucky enough to see nesting birds, including raven and peregrine falcon on the cliffs, tree pipit and redstart along the woodland edge, and pied flycatcher, green and great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches, tree creepers and great, blue and coal tits plus wood warbler in the oak woods. The grey wagtail can be seen by the river, where it also breeds. You could see dippers as they occupy the same stretch of stream for most of the year. If you don’t happen to spot any wagtails and dippers, don’t worry because they are frequent visitors to The Woollen Mill!
In the spring, you can revel in the carpet of bluebells which lends stunning colour to the valley. This is one of those walks which seems different every time you visit and so one trip could never be enough!