Pontneddfechan - Hepste Waterfalls - Pontneddfechan

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A taste of the 'Waterfall Country' south of Ystadfellte - including Sgwd yi Eira where you can walk under the falls - with some moorland sections and great views. From Pontneddfechan, follow the Mellte to the ruined gunpowder works, cross the river and walk to Sgwd yr Eira, then to Penderyn for a pub lunch before returning over the flank of Moel Penderyn.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Bannau Brycheiniog


Birds, Butterflies, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
8/26/2019 - Philip Horn

A colleague and myself did this walk in early August. It did not cause us any problems, but for Instruction 7, some changes in fences/stiles etc appear to have been made, so it is basically a case of following the walking track with inclines and declines, always with the fence on your left (passing through 1 kissing gate) until you reach the wide (old railway) track, then turn left and you will reach the road. Personally I thought the best part of the walk and the best views were from Item 10 onwards. The Red Lion was open!!

9/12/2010 - Nicola Diplock

Fantastic walk, walked it today with my family (children 10 and 12). Very enjoyable, but the previous comments about the steps are correct! And my iphone thought it was 8 miles not 6.5!!

8/10/2010 - Helen Wakefield

A friend and myself did this walk on 2nd Aug 2010, I think that the wording needs to be changed. i.e:- there has been a new bridge added to the walk, so you need to take the second bridge not the first and the steps from this are very steep and there are many of them. Then the steps and climb down to the falls are very very tricky indeed. This isn't made very clear in the walk instructions. This is not to say that I didn't enjoy it, it was a lovely walk, and it seemed further than 6miles. The scenery was spectacular and I would certainly walk it again

5/21/2008 - Beverley Holmes

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.

12/10/2004 - Alan Pierce-Jones

Great walk! The steps between 2 & 3 on the instructions are very steep and there are a lot of them, not for the faint hearted!

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