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Waterfall Country

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Less than 20 minutes away from the River Tawe Holiday Apartment are several places you can park to explore waterfall country.   Start at the Waterfall Centre in Pontneddfechan, where they will let you know about all the routes you can take, and the geology of the area, which causes such spectacular waterfalls. Dinas Rock also has a few walking routes of differing length and difficulty, including one really short one.  There are also harder routes where you can spend all day taking in many of the Falls.  The village has several pubs and a tearoom that is open at weekends with a Children’s play area that is always open behind it.

Sgwd Henrhyd or Hendryd Falls

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By Nilfanion – Wikimedia UK, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Sgwd Henrhyd or Hendryd Falls

Hendryd Waterfall is South Wales’s tallest waterfall with a 90ft drop. It is situated near Coelbren on the River Nant Llech.

A spectacular and mysterious sight especially as for the sure footed it is possible walk behind the falls.

The Fossil Trees which stand outside Swansea Museum were found here by Sir William Edmond Logan who later became the head of the Geological Survey of Canada.

The waterfall was also the entrance to the bat cave in the film Batman – The Dark Knight Rises.

It is a steep walk that can sometimes be slippery, wear waterproofs if planning to get close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travelling a little further to Pontneddfechan and the Waterfall Centre, where there is information given on the many stunning walks available some easy ranging up to huge adventures taking in upto nine waterfalls in one day.