Top five waterfall walks in the Brecon BeaconsSteffan Davies
The Brecon Beacons is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Wales. From hidden gems to areas with some of the most falls, gorges and cave systems in Britain. We have it all for any local or visitor to the National Park. Here we have listed five of our favourite waterfall walks. From short strolls to a day out, there is something for everyone.
Henrhyd Waterfall, Neath
Looking its best after a Welsh rain shower, this mighty fall is the biggest waterfall in South Wales (90ft/25m). The waterfall is just a short 20-minute walk from the car park the down a steep valley. Henrhyd waterfall really is breathtaking when you reach it, you can hear the waterfall stomping the ground below before you even see it. This hidden gem is not to be missed when visiting the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Sgwd Gwladus, Glyn Neath
This large collection of publically accessible waterfalls on the edge of the Brecon Beacons is the largest of its kind in Britain. Waterfall Country has the most gorges, falls and cave systems in one place. This beautiful area has two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and one Special Area of Conservation. There are a variety of walks on offer in Waterfall Country to suit all abilities. One of our personal favourites is Sgwd Gwladus, a moderate walk exploring the magical falls of Waterfall country. This waterfall is one you can actually walk behind – take care if doing so.
Blaen Y Glyn, Talybont
Blaen Y Glyn is in the heart of the Brecon Beacons surrounded by mountains. This scenic walk along the river River Caerfanell is full of picturesque falls, with over 15 falls to see. A visit to these waterfalls can be combined with walking the Brecon Beacons Horseshoe. This 16km walk covers four of the Brecon Beacons most spectacular mountains, Fan Y Big, Cribin, Pen Y Fan and Corn Du, a popular Guided Walk of ours.
Sgydau Sychryd, Neath
This 1/2 a mile walk is more of a leg stretch, however, it is geologically captivating and the Sgydau Sychryd cascades are spectacular after a night of rain. On a dry day, you are likely to see some Rock Climbing locals whilst enjoying your stroll to view the cascades. Alternatively, if you are looking for something more adventurous how about a Gorge Walking experience up the Sychryd? You can jump, swim, float, traverse, climb and explore your way up these stunning falls.
Four Falls, Waterfall Country, Neath
One of the best ways to take in the marvel that is the endless waterfalls of Waterfall Country is to see as many as you can in one walk! The Four Falls walk takes you through thick woodlands and the thumping noise of crashing waterfalls leads you to some spectacular falls. You will see Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd-yr-Eira all on the River Mellte. Want to explore these falls from the river itself? Why not join us on a Canyoning adventure?