Bristol Nordic walking Cascading Waterfalls


Sgwd Gwladys Coffee Bar and Lodge
Pontneddfechan Road Glynneath SA11 5UD
United Kingdom
Sunday 7th June 2020
Meeting Point: 
Sgwd Gwladys Coffee, Bar and Lodge, SA11 5UD. You can park close to the cafe on the road.

Join us for this most spectacular walk at the southern end of the Brecon Beacons.  The Cascading Waterfalls Walk is a magnificent day-long walk which will be led by international mountain leader Steve Bees.  He has led numerous walks for us in the past and is highly experienced. 

Starting at Pontneddfechan, the walk follows the river Mellte to the village of Ystradfellte, walking behind Sgwd-yr-Eira ("fall of snow") waterfall and visiting a series of others before taking a peep at Porth yr Ogof (where there are toilets).  Here the river goes underground in one of the country's largest cave entrances.  From there it will be a walk over a low hill to the next river valley of the Nedd (Neath) where there are further numerous falls including the picturesque Sgwd Gwladys.  The great limestone woods and steep valleys are stunning. 

The walk is roughly 9 miles long with sections that may be wet underfoot with mud in places.  It is therefore only suitable for confident walkers

Whilst it is possible to do this as a day trip from Bristol (it's a short two hour drive), you may wish to make a weekend of it and enjoy a bit more of Wales.  There are toilet facilities at the start/finish and half way round but you will need to bring a packed lunch as there are no shops or cafes on the walk.  The walk should finish around 5pm.

Duration:  10am-5pm

Distance:  9 miles. The terrain will be varied so you will need a good level of fitness. 

Dogs:        No

Cost:         £24 for members / £32 for non-members




We automatically issue refunds as credit to your Bristol Nordic Walking account.  If you would like a refund to your bank account or card please let us know.  Refunds to bank account/credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for European cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-European cards.

You will need to have been previously trained by a Nordic walking instructor to join this walk.

Please note we need a minimum of 8 to run this walk.