Waterfalls CountryTour ID: 100
Our walk, through "Waterfalls Country", starts at Pontneddfechan (Pont Neath Vaughan), proceeding past Dinas Rock, with its abandoned Silica mines. We follow footpaths and old mineral tramways, passing several deserted farm houses before decending deep into the Mellte gorge, where we get our first 'close up' waterfall encounter at Scwd yr Eira (The Snow Falls). After walking behind the falls to take photo's through the roaring, vaperous cascade, we begin our ascent out of the gorge. A few minites takenat the top to ''catch our breath", is the perfect opportunity to listen to some of the local legends regarding" The Tylwyth Teg", King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake. Reinvigoured, it's onwards toScwd y Pannwr (the Fullers falls), then Clun Gwyn Isaf and Clun Gwyn Uchaf (The upper and lower White Meadow Falls). At this point "a good head for hights" is required, as our route necessitates negotiating a footpath, along a narrow ledge, high above the valley floor. For those who do not wish to walk this path, a small de-tour can be arranged.
Leaving all the falls behind, we continue walking along the river Mellte, heading for our final destination - Porth yr Ogof. This is the largest cave entrance in Britain, much used for Pot-Hole expeditions. Although we will not enter the cave, the entrance is always an excellent photo opportunity.
The walk can also be completed in reverse, possibly a better option for the less active participant.
This route has been voted as the most scenic walk in Wales.
Wet weather clothing and good walking shoes/boot are a pre-requisite - NO TRAINERS.
This walk can be shortened and/or tailored for all your needs and requirements.
Other walks available.