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Visit Wales: The Tallest Waterfall in Wales

South Wales is home to luscious green mountains, stunning scenery, and Henrhyd Falls – the tallest waterfall in Wales.

At 90ft, the water from the falls rushes into a gorge. It is situated in the Brecon Beacons national park, owned and looked after by National Trust Wales.

The waterfall is easy enough to get to. Both James & I followed the guidance on the National Trust Wales website.

Upon arriving, and parking in the free to park car park, you walk through a gate and down a pathway, coming to a fork in the road. Take the left, following the signs to the waterfall.

You come across a bridge, which you walk across to climb wooden steps. This bridge goes over running water, and in the distance you will be able to hear the falls.

Once you’ve crossed the bridge, it’s a short walk through the woods to the waterfall.

You are able to walk behind this waterfall, by following the natural pathway alongside it. It does get slippery here, so do be careful.

However, the view behind the waterfall is spectacular. The water is naturally louder, you are sprayed, and you may get wet, but it’s an unbeatable feeling.

There is a second waterfall to see, too. It is in the other direction of the first, and is considerably smaller. Once you’ve seen the second waterfall, it’s up to you if you want to take the walking route of the Nant Llech, which takes about an hour and a half. Be aware, once you have come halfway through the Nant Llech walk, you need to decide if you want to continue through the forest and loop back to the waterfall, or walk back to the car park, which takes another half an hour!

This is definitely a walking route, so pack the essentials, such as water and food.

It’s definitely worth seeing!

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