Four falls trail

This trail leads you to Sgwd-yr-Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn.

Technical sheet
No. 2174441
A Ystradfellte walk posted on 10/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 06/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h00[?]
Distance Distance : 5.15mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 741ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 764ft
Highest point Highest point : 1093ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 564ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Brecon Beacons
Location Location : Ystradfellte
Starting point Starting point : N 51.79976° / W 3.544792°
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Waterfall Path

Description

Park at Gwaun Hepste Pay and Display car park.

(D/A) The walk starts by the path next to the parking meter. Walk on this main path, which is going down and made with gravels.

(1) At the intersection, turn left.

(2) After the path has made a curve and starts to go up slightly, turn right and follow the main track until you see stairs going down on the left side.

(3) Go down the stairs to access Sgwd-yr-Eira. It's the most well-known waterfall of the area, as you can walk right behind its thundering curtain of water. Then, go back to (3) by the stairs you came from and turn left.

(4) When the path splits, take the one on the left, which is going down to Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn. Then, go back to (4) from the way you came and turn left.

(5) Turn left and walk few meters down to see Sgwd Clun-Gwyn. Go back to (5) and then, take the path on your right to be back at (1)

(1) Walk back to the car park (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1089ft - Gwaun Hepste car park - Gwaun Hepste car park
1 : mi 1.18 - alt. 801ft - Turn left
2 : mi 1.7 - alt. 869ft - Turn right
3 : mi 1.83 - alt. 764ft - Access to Sgwd-yr-Eira - Access to Sgwd-yr-Eira
4 : mi 2.33 - alt. 758ft - Access to Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn - Access to Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn
5 : mi 3.88 - alt. 761ft - Access to Sgwd Clun-Gwyn
D/A : mi 5.15 - alt. 1089ft - Gwaun Hepste car park - Gwaun Hepste car park

Useful Information

Gwaun Hepste car park costs £4, cash only.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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