GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

PontneddfechanWaterfalls Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This walk takes you along a series of beautiful waterfalls from the village of Pontneddfechanin the Brecon Beacons. It's a splendid walk through lovely woodland gorges with rushing water and interesting rock formations to enjoy. The route generally takes place on well maintained, flat paths though there are couple of slightly awkward spots to negotiate.
The walk starts in the parking area in Pontneddfechanand follows footpaths north along the Afon Nedd Fechan before branching off to the left along the Afon Pyrddin to take you to Sgwd Gwladus falls. You then double back to return to the Afon Nedd Fechan and head north east to take you to Scwd Ddwli falls. Shortly after you come to Pont Melin Fach where there is a nice picnic area by the river. There's also another car park here so you could use this as an alternative start point to the walk.
After enjoying a rest at the picnic area the route returns to Pontneddfechanon the same paths. If you wanted to extend the walk you could continue north along the river toward Coed-y-Garreg.
Just to the north east you will find the village of Ystradfellte where you can one of the most popular walks in the national park. Known as the Four Waterfalls Walk it includes a number of stunning waterfalls on the Afon Mellte. You can reach the area by following our longer Neath Waterfalls Walk which also starts at Pontneddfechan.

PontneddfechanWaterfalls Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

PontneddfechanWaterfalls Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Back in the village there are some good options for refreshments after your walk. Sgwd Gwladys is a former Tourist Information Centre, housed in an attractive stone building which has been restored and brought back to life with an amazing transformation by two local businessmen. There's a lot on offer here with a coffee shop, bar and restaurant to try. It also includes a splendid outdoor seating area with fine views of the surrounding countryside. You can find it on the Pontneddfechan Road, at a postcode of SA11 5NR for your sat navs.
The Angel Inn is also located in the village and another fine option. There's a good menu and an outdoor seating area for finer days. You can find the pub at postcode SA11 5NR. There's a good sized car park there too.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Farewell Rock - - 685206

Farewell Rock

Afon Nedd Fechan - - 383872

Afon Nedd Fechan

Bridge at Pwll Du ar Byrddin - - 1657395

Bridge at Pwll Du ar Byrddin

Scwd Gwladus in full flow - - 1584834

Scwd Gwladus in full flow

Gwladys Falls - - 42400

Gwladys Falls

Horseshoe Falls - - 1657457

Horseshoe Falls

Scwd Ddwli falls - - 273579

Scwd Ddwli falls

River Nedd Fechan, Pont Melin-Fach - - 917314

River Nedd Fechan, Pont Melin-Fach


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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