Waterfall Circuit

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A full day circuit of the beautiful waterfall country of the Nedd and Melte Valleys - including walking underneath two waterfalls, including the well known Sgwd-yr-Eira..

These waterfalls and paths need care: almost every year someone is injured - even killed - in this area. I've tried to choose the safer paths but there are some steep drops beside the paths, especially between Waymarks 5 and 6. Wear footwear with a good tread and keep a close eye on children. Don't even think of swimming or diving.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Bannau Brycheiniog


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
9/16/2019 - Patricia Daw

Thoroughly enjoyed this marvelous and well directed walk. We measured it as 11 miles including going down to the cave at the beginning of the walk. We had our picnic lunch at WM 5 under some drizzle but it was of no consequence. We had a drink at the White Horse in Penneddfechan- or similar!-In total it took us six hours to complete the walk. That excludes lunch and pub time. We took care as it was a wettish day and we stopped to take loads of photos. Thank you

4/24/2017 - John Acord

We did this walk in mid April 2017. A beautiful walk with varied landscape throughout. A few points which might prove helpful: The walk is actually 11.27 miles as measured using a hiking GPS. There is free parking (but no toilets) at the picnic area mentioned in waypoint 5. At waypoint 11, after crossing the footbridge you will go up a short steep-ish section with a few steps and then come to a bench overlooking the gunpowder factory ruins. The path branches here. Take the steep path to the right going up to reach the signpost mentioned at the beginning of waypoint 12. There has been a large-scale felling of trees in the area, so the spruce trees mentioned in waypoint 12 are now gone, however this means that there are now good views all along this section. The 'advised path' sign mentioned in waypoint 13 is no longer there. Just keep following the clearly defined path and you will be fine.

4/13/2017 - Annie Jones

Fabulous walk/hike, the part in the woods with the River Nedd to your right were particularly enchanting. It went rather array from waymark 12; we were unable to find the signpost and ended up scrambling up a very steep slope, only to find the forest had been felled! We were then unable to locate the path and had to scramble over felled trees! We eventually found a path and then the sign post to Sgwd yr Eira...

9/2/2010 - Russell John

Excellent description of walk, really had a great day. Timing of walk will be slightly longer when taking photographs, which is a must. It may also be worth planning a longer stop at WP9 to have food. Set asiide a full day and really enjoy what is a great walk.

8/17/2010 - Keith Schadewald

A first class walk. At WP7 you can walk behind the water fall (Scwd Gwladys)just like WP15 (Scwd yr Eira.)I have photos of me behind WP7 & WP15 water falls. Thanks Keith

8/19/2005 - Anita Rose

This was a lovely day out, varied terrain, gorgeous views. Thoroughly recommended.

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