GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits a series of beautiful waterfalls on theRiver Caerfanell near Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons. The walk starts from the Forestry Comission's Upper Blaen-y-Glyn car park and takes you to Lower Blaen-y-Gly. You'll pass along woodland paths with several pretty falls to enjoy. There is also a picnic area and the opportunity to turn it into a circular walk using alternative woodland trails.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could pick up the Taff Trail and follow it to the nearby Talybont Reservoir. The Fan Y Big and the Cribyn mountain climb also starts from the same point.

Postcode

CF48 2UT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The excellent Old Barn Tea Room is located just to the south west of the falls near the edge of the Taf Fechan Forest and Pentwyn Reservoir. It's a great place to enjoy a ploughmans lunch or a delicious cream tea after your exercise. The tea room is in a lovely spot with a delightful garden area where you can relax if the weather is fine. You can find it at postcode CF48 2UT for your sat navs. It's also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Blaen y Glyn Waterfall - geograph.org.uk - 939206

Blaen y Glyn Waterfall

Waterfalls on the Caerfanell, Blaen y Glyn - geograph.org.uk - 1162689

Waterfalls on the Caerfanell, Blaen y Glyn

Footbridge on Caerfanell river - geograph.org.uk - 401422

Footbridge on Caerfanell river. This convenient bridge is at Blaen y Glyn just downstream from the big waterfall - which can be seen on the right of the shot.

Waterfalls on the Caerfanell, Blaen y Glyn, 1979 - geograph.org.uk - 67832

Waterfalls on the Caerfanell, Blaen y Glyn, 1979. View taken from 100m downstream

The Caerfanell, flowing away from Blean-y-glyn waterfall - geograph.org.uk - 1405087

The Caerfanell, flowing away from Blean-y-glyn waterfall

Top waterfall above Talybont Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 610998

Top waterfall above Talybont Reservoir. The short walk up to this waterfall is well worth it with a number of smaller waterfalls on the way.

Woodland waterfalls - geograph.org.uk - 2880507

Woodland waterfalls. One of the forestry trails that can be used to create a circular walk through the area.

Waterfalls on the Nant Bwrefwr - geograph.org.uk - 1213564

Waterfalls on the Nant Bwrefwr

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)