GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Aberdulais Falls

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk in Neath visits the lovely Aberdulais waterfall and explores the woodland trails in Craig GwladysCountry Park. Along the way there are splendid views of the River Neath Valley and a nice waterside stroll along the Tennant Canal.
The walk starts at the car park just a short stroll from the falls. It's a lovely area with the rushing water of the River Dulais surrounded by cliffs and vegetation. The falls are also home to Europe's largestelectricity-generatingwater wheel.
Aberdulais has a fascinating history as power has been drawn from thewaterfallsince the late 16th century. It first provided energy used in the manufacture ofcopper and later corn-milling andtin.
After leaving the falls the walk continues through the mixed woodland of Craig GwladysCountry Park. The park is fabulous for wildlife spotting with butterflies, green woodpeckers, owls, buzzards and herons to look out for.
At Cadoxtonyou pick up the Tennant Canal and follow the towpath along the water back to the car park. It's a nice stretch of canal with little stone bridges, waterside cottages and old churches.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could visit the nearby Gnoll Estate Country Park. Here you will find 240acres of woodland and wide open spaces with miles of walking trails to try. You could also continue along the Neath Canal.
Our Neath Waterfalls Walk starts in nearby Pontneddfechan. It explores Waterfall Country visiting the spectacular Four Waterfalls Walk.

Aberdulais Falls Postcode

SA10 8EU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Aberdulais Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

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Aberdulais Falls Pubs/Cafes

There's a nice on site National Trust tea room where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.

Aberdulais Falls Dog Walking

The area makes for a lovely walk with your dog, though you are asked to keep them on leads. The tea rooms mentioned above are also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Aberdulais Falls - geograph.org.uk - 20213

The falls are currently maintained by the National Trust not only because of its outstanding beauty, but also because of the industrial remains that are now being preserved there.

Waterwheel, Aberdulais Falls - geograph.org.uk - 1367026

The restored and working waterwheel at Aberdulais Falls.
Owned and operated by the National Trust

Upper falls at Aberdulais - geograph.org.uk - 42388

Upper falls at Aberdulais

Waterfall Aberdulais-Falls on Afon Dulais - geograph.org.uk - 1465422

Rocky outcrops and the falls on the Afon Dulais

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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