GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Four Waterfalls Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This is a specatacular walk visiting four beautiful waterfalls near Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons. It is one of the best waterfall walks in Britain with delightful woodland gorges, riverside trails along the Afon Mellte and a series of roaring waterfalls.
The trail starts at the Gwaun Hepste car park just south east of Ystradfellte. It's a good sized parking area which also includes a picnic area. From here you can pick up the trails to the Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd-yr-Eira waterfalls. Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn is a particularly impressive and powerful waterfall which will take your breath away. Sgwd yr Eira, is also noteworthy as probably the most photographed waterfall in the Brecon Beacons. You can actually walk behind the curtain of thundering water which is a great experiemce. There are also many other smaller waterfalls dotted around this area known as Waterfall Country.
There are some challenging sections on the walk but the footpaths are well surfaced and maintained.
To continue your waterfall walking in the area try our longer Brecon Beacons Waterfall Walk. The 11 mile circular walk visits the Pontneddfechan Waterfalls and the Neath Waterfalls, to the west of the four falls.

Postcode

CF44 9JF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Four Waterfalls Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Four Waterfalls Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The New Inn is located just to the north of the car park. They serve a fine Sunday dinner and have a nice garden to sit out in on warmer days. There's also a covered, heated Terrace if the weather is not so good. You can find them at postcode CF44 9JE for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woodland trails make for a fine dog walk and the New Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Sgŵd Clun-gwyn - geograph.org.uk - 375833

Sgŵd Clun-gwyn

Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn, Afon Mellte

Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn, Afon Mellte

The Waterfalls at Ystradfellte - geograph.org.uk - 20521

The Waterfalls at Ystradfellte

Sgwd yr Eira, Afon Hepste

Sgŵd yr Eira, a waterfall on theAfon Hepstenear the village ofYstradfelltein theBrecon Beacons National Park. A public right-of-way leads from one side of the river to the other, behind the falling waters.

Footbridge over River Mellte - geograph.org.uk - 70656

Footbridge over River Mellte. This bridge allows access to the main waterfall walks from the west side of the River Mellte.

Sgŵd Uchaf Clyn Glyn - geograph.org.uk - 70655

Sgŵd Uchaf Clyn Glyn. This is the upper of the two Clyn Glyn waterfalls as seen from above on the west river bank walk.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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