Waterfalls Walk 27th April 2014

On Sunday 27th April 2014, David McGregor led a 10 mile walk from Pont Nedd Fechan – the Waterfalls Walk in the western part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. 12 members of the club (David, Gordon & Wendy, Toby & Sue, Dick, John H, Liz H, Alison, Lorna, Margaret and Neville) tackled this challenging walk in mixed weather conditions. All agreed it was an experience very worthwhile and a great day’s walking. Well done David for taking us all there!!

The following photos and text try to capture the events of the day. Route started at the Waterfalls  Centre car-park in Pont Nedd Fechan next to the Angel Pub and went in a clockwise direction, first north to the waterfall at Sgwd Gwladus and then series of waterfalls up to Pont Melin-fach (coffee stop) and on to Cwm Porth Visitor Centre for lunch and visit to its infamous pothole and cave. The walk then headed south past the Sgwd Clun-Gwyn Waterfall (part of the 4 waterfalls circuit) and onward to the very impressive waterfall at Sgwd yr Eira where the group walked behind the falls  before heading south and then west back to the start through forests and past the Craig Y Ddinas abseiling centre for  a well earned drink in the Angel Inn.

Map showing route Map showing route followed -marked by arrows.   Photos ex NB and GW (the more artistic ones!) – there is some duplication I’m afraid!

At Sgwd Gwladus

Group gather in front of the Sywd Gwladus waterfall
Group gather in front of the Sgwd Gwladus waterfall

 

Waterfall at in all its glory
Waterfall at Sgwd Gwladus in all its glory
Welsh John (aka our interpreter) poses in front of Sgwd Gwladus Waterfall
Welsh John (aka our interpreter) poses in front of Sgwd Gwladus Waterfall

At/Near Sgwd Ddwli Isaf

Spectacular Waterfall on the approach to Sgwd Ddwli Isaf
Spectacular Waterfall on the approach to Sgwd Ddwli Isaf
Cascade of waterfalls near Sgwd Gwladus
Cascade of waterfalls near Sgwd  Ddwli Isaf
Close up of group standing above the waterfall
Close up of group standing above the waterfall
Top of the Waterfall
Top of the Waterfall at Sgwd Ddwli Isaf
Group gathering above the Sgwd Ddwell Isaf Waterfall
Group gathering above the Sgwd Ddwli Isaf Waterfall

 

Looking upstream from Sgwd Ddwli Isaf waterfall.
Looking upstream from Sgwd Ddwli Isaf waterfall.

Near Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf and Pont Melin-fach

Another impressive waterfall at Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf
Another impressive waterfall at Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf
Group receiving briefing from leader David
Group receiving briefing from leader David

At Cym Porth Caves

Toby at the mouth of the Cwm Porth cave.
Toby at the mouth of the Cwm Porth cave.

At Sywd Clum-Gwyn

Waterfall at Sgwd Clun-Gwyn
Waterfall at Sgwd Clun-Gwyn
Close up of the Waterfall at Sgwd Clun-Gwgn
Close up of the Waterfall at Sgwd Clun-Gwgn

 

Group catches its breadth above the Sgwd Clun-Gyyn waterfall
Group catches its breadth above the Sgwd Clun-Gyyn waterfall

At Sgwd yr Elra

Group start their approach to Sgwd yr Elra waterfall
Group start their approach to Sgwd yr Elra waterfall
Shot of the Swd yr Elra waterfall as you approach it.
Shot of the Swd yr Elra waterfall as you approach it.
Margaret and Wendy appear from behind the waterfall looking very wet!
Margaret and Wendy appear from behind the waterfall looking very wet!
Toby and Sue walking behind the water curtain of the waterfall
Toby and Sue walking behind the water curtain of the waterfall

 

"Is anyone still in there ! "
“Is anyone still in there!”

Photos ex Others (to follow)

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