Ystradfellte and the Nedd Valley

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From Ystradfellte, follow the Mellte downstream to Porth-yr-Ogof before crossing to the Nedd valley and following the Nedd upstream. Although this walk is in 'Waterfall Country' the main interest is the peaceful scenery and the various rock formations - caves, underground rivers and a limestone pavement.
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Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Brecon Beacons

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Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, River, Toilets, Woodland
23/08/2009 - marie easton

The main part of the walk is fine, but the path from Pwll Du is now blocked by fallen trees and rocks. Written instructions in this area difficult to interpret and very good map reading skills needed to find alternative route. Do not go on to dry river bed as very slippery and bridge now not accessible from here. Sheep tracks present but not a safe walk for a relaxing amble. Go prepared, but enjoy some very beautiful scenery. Paths very run down and blocked by fallen trees and rocks.

14/05/2008 - Beverley Holmes

The 'Additional Info' section states "I don't recommend going into any of the caves - an army cadet drowned recently in Porth-yr-Ogof." This is a little sensationalist and the logic is week. I would suggest "The many caves in the area are regularly frequented by cavers. The caves are varied and interesting but should not be entered unless you are a knowledgeable caver, or in an organised party. And only then in settled weather. Port-yr-Ogof deserves special mention because it is so easily reached. Its grandeur can be glimpsed from the walk. Whilst much of it is a beginners cave it has dangerous areas of deep and cold water. The downstream exit is especially dangerous. Warning signs should be heeded as fatalities have occurred in the dangerous parts." This comment (or some such) sould be included on walks 2572; 1499; 2111.

01/05/2006 - Philip Sidey

Great walk, good weather. The sign at point 9 was on the ground. Walk towards the metal gate turn right at junction (sign on ground) through broken stone wall then head towards a wooden gate.

10/12/2004 - Alan Pierce-Jones

Good walk - walked in winter when parts of it probably become a bit more towards hill scramble than moderate; especially rough track in point 5 (which had been damaged by flooding). Path between 7 & 8 is a bit hard to find.

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