Melincourt Falls

DIFFICULTY:

Easy

DISTANCE:

1 km / 0.6 mi

ALLOW:

20 minutes

HABBITAT:

Waterfall / Woodland

The Melincourt Nature Reserve is located in a narrow, steep-sided valley, carpeted with Bluebells in the spring. Although this is an easy walk, care is needed when walking along the gently rising path up to the 80ft high falls, which was famously painted by Turner in 1794. One of the best preserved Iron Works in Wales can be seen on the northern slope of the reserve. The works were opened in 1708 for 100 years of iron production, utilising the flow of the water for power. The high humidity created by the falls provides a perfect environment for ferns in particular, with over 20 species recorded on site.

Wildlife Watching: The delicate Tonbridge Filmy Fen can be found here. Keep an eye on the trees where you have a good chance of seeing Redstart, Pied Flycatcher or Nuthatch in the summer.

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