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Waterfall Country Pontneddfechan

Vale of Neath

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.


Please be aware that due to the significant dangers presented by unpredictable water flows, visitors should not enter the water at Waterfall Country unless you are part of an organised activity group with fully qualified instructors present.


Waterfall Country is experiencing high visitor numbers at present which are impacting negatively on the local community. Please consider visiting other waterfalls in the Vale of Neath which offer shorter walks with dedicated parking facilities. For more information please see Melincwrt Waterfall and Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall.


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.


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