Enjoy a short walk to these pretty falls from the little village of Resolven in the heart of the Vale of Neath. It's about a one mile walk from the car park in the village to the spectacular 80 feet high waterfall. The route follows the St Illtyd's Walk long distance footpath through some attractive oak woodland. It's a lovely spot with carpets of bluebells in the spring and the rushing waters of the Melincourt Brook. There's also the added advantage of being able to go behind the falls and experience the rushing waters from close up.
The Neath Canal runs past Craig Nedd near the start point for this walk. To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the towpath and enjoy a waterside walk to Glynneath.
There's also miles of trails in Rheola Forest to the east of Resolven.
Our Neath Waterfalls Walk starts in nearby Pontneddfechan. It explores Waterfall Country visiting the spectacular Four Waterfalls Walk.
PostcodeSA11 4EG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Melincourt Falls Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Melincourt Falls Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Melincourt Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Melincourt Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Canal View cafe is located just to the west of the car park on the Neath Canal. The friendly cafe does good food at reasonable prices. It's a lovely spot to relax and enjoy refreshments after your walk.
The falls and surrounding woodland are a nice place for a dog walk. There's also some expansive woodland just to the north west of Resolven where there's miles of good trails suitable for you and your dog.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Tennant Canal runs through the area and can be followed west towards Swansea. This area also includes the lovely Aberdulais Falls, a popular beauty spot with rushing waterfalls and a woodland park.