Waterfall Country Pontneddfechan

Vale of Neath


Pontneddfechan, Neath, SA11 5NP

Nestled into the southern slopes of the Fforest Fawr massif, north of Glynneath, Waterfall Country is one of the most beautiful and popular parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Fforest Fawr Geopark, with steep, tree-lined gorges and an abundance of tumbling water.


Known in Welsh as Bro’r Sgydau, Waterfall Country lies within the triangle formed by the villages of Hirwaun, Ystradfellte, and Pontneddfechan. Here, layers of sandstone, shale and limestone have created a highly distinctive environment of wooded gorges, caves and waterfalls.


∗ Waterfall Country is experiencing high visitor numbers at present ∗


Before you visit please be aware that:

– Car parks are often full before midday, if not earlier.

– If you park illegally you are likely to get a fine. Please only park in designated car parks, and not on verges or pavements.

– The Park and Ride operates during school summer holidays and information on the 2022 route can be found here.

– Social distancing is difficult with lots of people in the area so if it feels too crowded, it is too crowded. It is hard to keep your distance and maintain social distancing on the narrow paths around the waterfalls.


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