Walking Tours in Waterfall Country

Grade (a) - Four Waterfalls Including SGWD yr Eira

£49 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
Emerging from behind a very full Sgwd yr Eira
Emerging from behind a very full Sgwd yr Eira

Distance: 4. 5 miles

Ascent: 274m

These waterfalls are one of the real jewels in the Brecon Beacons; especially when the cloud comes down, obscuring the views from the hilltops. This walk has some very steep stepped sections, but does not include the exposed sections that waterfall walks (b) and (c) include.

Sgwd Clun Gwyn
Sgwd Clun Gwyn

 

Grade (b) -All Three Walk Behinds

£49 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
Behind Sgwd yr Eira waterfall.
Behind Sgwd yr Eira waterfall.
Behind Sgwd Gwladys
Behind Sgwd Gwladys

Total Distance: 6.6 miles

Total Ascent: 312m

(Part 1: 0.6 miles, Ascent 26 m)
(Part 2: 3 miles, Ascent 126m)
(Part 3: 3 miles, Ascent 160m)

This walking tour is three separate walks with transportation inbetween by vehicle.  It is perhaps the ultimate way to see all of Waterfall Country's waterfalls. The trouble with the otherwise amazing Walking Tour (c)  'The  Waterfall Loop' is that it includes all the great waterfalls except Henrhyd. Henrhyd is isolated from the other waterfalls. On this tour we are able to visit all three waterfalls that can be walked behind: (i) Henrhyd, (ii) Sgwd Gwladys and (iii) Sgwd yr Eira.

The tour starts at Henrhyd, which has a short but steep walk there and back. We then move on by car to Pont Melin Fach for a 1.5 mile walk via Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf, Sgwd Ddwli Isaf, Sgwd y Bedol to Sgwd Gwladys. It is possible to walk behind this waterfall using boulders as stepping stones. We then retrace our footsteps the mile and a half back to the vehicle. The vehicle then relocates for the third stage of the walk, which is to Sgwd yr Eira via Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd y Pannwr. We take a steep exposed, uneven and slippy route to get to the waterfalls the quickest way.

Behind Henrhyd Waterfall
Behind Henrhyd Waterfall

GRADE (C) -THE WATERFALL LOOP

£49 per person if 2 participants, click here for full price information and how to book Includes pick up and return from Abergavenny station or your Brecon Beacons accommodation and a picnic lunch
Walking on from having been behind Sgwd yr Eira
Walking on from having been behind Sgwd yr Eira

Distance: 8.5 miles

Ascent: 556m

This is the classic Waterfall Country walk, taking in all the best waterfalls, except Henrhyd. The walk is feels longer than the distance suggests because the paths are uneven and sometimes muddy and slippy. If you want to see the waterfalls in one single satisfying walk then this is your choice.

The advantage this walk has over Walking Tour (b) is that there is no doubling back on yourself, and this walk visits the small yet very interesting Sychryd waterfall, with Bwa Maen (the Stone Bow), Dinas Rock where King Arthur's army lies sleeping and the Old gunpowder works.

Sgwd Gwladys
Sgwd Gwladys

A selection of photos from these walking tours