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|Author: independenthostels, Published: 17 Apr 2015||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Powys, Brecon Beacons|
|A very short easy walk (a total of less than one mile there and back) to view the beautiful Henrhyd Waterfall. There is also the opportunity to walk behind the falls if you don't mind a narrow path over wet rocks. |
The path down to the waterfall is fairly steep. You will need to negotiate a couple of gates, a wooden footbridge and a flight of steps. The spray from the falls can make the ground slippery so take extra care.
The walk starts and finishes at the National Trust Henrhyd Falls car park which is located just outside Coelbren on the minor road to Pen y Cae. The car park is signposted from the A4067 and A4221 by brown tourist signs. The nearest post code of SA10 9PG will take you into the village of Coelbren.
|Start to Branch in Path|
Start point: 51.7955 lat, -3.6645 long
Follow the well signed path out of the car park down into the gorge. As soon as you drop you will hear the rush of water and after a few minutes you look down on a view of the main waterfall. Continue just as far as the first junction in the path.
|Branch in Path to Waterfall View Area|
Start point: 51.7939 lat, -3.6665 long
At this path junction, take the left turn and walk over the wooden bridge, walking up the staircase to the footpath at the top. This bridge and staircase was built in 2001 by National Trust staff and volunteers following a landslide.
|Waterfall View Area to End|
Start point: 51.794 lat, -3.6636 long
If you don't mind walking on a narrow path over wet rocks, you can continue and walk right behind the waterfall itself (be prepared to get wet though).
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