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Sgwd Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech Walk

By Dave Roberts   

on August 28, 2018    No ratings yet.

Sgwd Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech Walk

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Route Summary:

The highest waterfalls in South Wales and the Batcave all in one walk!

Route Start Location: Henryd Falls Car Park

4.89 km 134 m couple of hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Easy Walk, Trail or Fell Runs

Summits and Places on this Route




Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Parking :

Free National Trust car park at SN853121

Public Transport:


Traveline for UK Public Transport

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Sgwd Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech Walk Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Sgwd Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech Walk

The Sgwd Henrhyd Falls are the highest waterfalls in South Wales with a drop of 27 metres and are also known as the entrance to Batman’s Batcave in the Dark Knight Rises. Like all waterfalls, they’re best viewed after a period of prolonged rain when they will be at their most impressive, or those exceptionally rare times when they’re frozen (once in a decade perhaps!!). While not technically in the area, it’s often regarded as being part of the Waterfall Country – an area of over a dozen waterfalls between Pontneddfechan and Ystradfellte in the south western part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This area also includes well known waterfalls such as Sgwd Gwladus and Sgwd yr Eira on the the Mellte, Hepste, Nedd Fechan and Pyrddin rivers.

This is a short walk that starts from near Coelbren on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park that takes you initially to the impressive Henrhyd Falls via a riverside path alongside the Nant Llech. With care, it is possible to walk behind the waterfalls, but this isn’t recommended due to falling rocks – so take care! The route continues ahead through the Nant Llech, with the option of returning the same way, or follow a country lane back to the start.

Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech Walk Route Description

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Featured image credit: Photo by xJason.Rogersx on Foter.com / CC BY

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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