GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sgwd Yr Eira Walk

7 miles (11.2 km)

This walk visits the beautiful Sgwd Yr Eira waterfall from Pontneddfechanin the heart of Waterfall Country. It's about a 2.5 mile walk to the falls from the village, passing through woodland on a series of footpaths with some moderate climbs on the way.
The falls are one of the most spectacular in the area, located on the Afon Hepste in a steep rocky ravine. You can even walk behind the waterfall for a wonderful view of the blanket of rushing water.
The walk starts in the village and follows the Afon Mellte north east into the wooded gorge. You soon come to the Craig-y-Ddinas car park which is an alternative start point for the walk. Here you can branch of to the south and visit the lovely Afon Sychryd where there are two waterfalls to see. There's also the Dinas Rock, a high promontory ofCarboniferous Limestonewhich rises between theAfon Mellteand theAfon Sychryd.
The route continues along the river, passing footbridges and weirs before coming to Sgwd yr Eira. The name translates as 'fall of snow' and includes a footpath running behind the water. It's a wonderful sight and one of the highlights of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
You can extend the walk by visiting the other falls in the area on the Four Waterfalls Walk. Our longer Neath Waterfalls Walk will take you on a tour of the area, visiting some of the falls to the north of the village.

Sgwd Yr Eira Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sgwd Yr Eira Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Sgwd yr Eira, Afon Hepste

Sgwd yr Eira, Afon Hepste

River Sychryd - - 1215070

River Sychryd

Footbridge over the Afon Mellte - - 1445201

Footbridge over the Afon Mellte

Upper Weir Old Gunpowder Factory - - 1497508

Upper Weir Old Gunpowder Factory

Sgŵd Isaf Clun-gwyn - - 375868

Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn

Afon Hepste - - 1445230

Afon Hepste

Footpath behind Sgwd yr Eira - - 1445235

Footpath behind Sgwd yr Eira

Forest Footpath - - 376977

Forest Footpath


GPS Files

GPX File

Sgwd Yr Eira Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Sgwd Yr Eira Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')