GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Melincourt Falls

1 miles (2 km)

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 thespectacular 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.


SA11 4EG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Solid Ice Waterfall side of Melincourt-Falls - - 1454658

Solid Ice Waterfall on right hand side of Melincourt-Falls after long period of freezing weather in January

Unnamed Waterfall Melincourt Brook - - 1454597

Unnamed Waterfall on Melincourt Brook. First Waterfall up stream from Melincourt-Falls Waterfall at junction with Cwm Syfirig.

Melin Court Falls - - 518

Melin Court Falls

Melin Court Falls - - 242278

A person goes behind the waterfall to show that there is indeed a recess in the rocks to allow this to happen. The scale of the waterfall can also be appreciated in comparison with a person standing behind the deluge.

Melin Court Brook - - 1019793

Melin Court Brook. Leaving the road at Melincourt there is a permissive path up the south side of the brook towards the waterfall. Despite the anticipation, there is a delight in observing the lower sections.

Waterfall Melincourt Brook - - 1454633

Waterfall in Blaen Cwm Caca on Melincourt Brook

Library cave in the woods - - 479352

Library cave in the woods. Under a rocky overhang out in the woods above Melin Court falls is a surprising sight. This small cave has tens of books all wrapped up in plastic bags. This is a bookcrossing location where people come to swap books. It is also the biggest Geocache container I've ever seen!

Footbridge above the fall - - 479331

Footbridge above the fall. This curious looking footbridge crosses the Melin Court Brook just above Melin Court Falls. The central footbridge seems to be supported by struts to an older looking concrete structure - possibly originally a tramway bridge related to mining in the area.


GPS Files

GPX File

Melincourt Falls.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Melincourt Falls.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)