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Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn

Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn stands as a majestic waterfall within the breathtaking expanse of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, United Kingdom. This enchanting cascade holds a prominent place along the Four Waterfalls Walk, a beloved hiking trail that guides visitors on a captivating journey through some of the region's most stunning natural wonders.


Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn boasts an impressive drop of approximately 40 feet (12 metres) over a cliff edge. Formed by the Afon Mellte river, this majestic waterfall tumbles over the edge of a narrow gorge before gracefully cascading into a tranquil pool below. Surrounding by lush vegetation, it creates a picturesque setting that is ideal for both photography and relaxation, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the serenity of nature's embrace.

Access to Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn Waterfall

Accessing Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn is a straightforward endeavour, thanks to a well-marked footpath that leads from the nearby car park to a viewing platform at the base of the waterfall. While the main forest trail is relatively easy and suitable for most visitors, it may present some challenges, such as steep and slippery sections, particularly after periods of rainfall.

In essence, Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn is a destination not to be missed for anyone venturing into the natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons. Its stunning waterfall, verdant surroundings, and scenic hiking trails offer a captivating experience that appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, promising moments of wonder and tranquility amidst the splendour of the Welsh countryside.

Waterfall Car Parking

The best car park to see the waterfalls is a private field open over the summer months, with a nearest post code of SA11 5US. It costs £5 per car to park and takes 10 minutes to see the first waterfall called Sgwd Clun-Gwyn. The main car parks that are slightly further away from the waterfalls are Gwaun Hepste car park and Cwm Porth car park. These car parks are recognised by the national park and cost £7 per car to park.

Four Waterfall Walk

The Four Waterfalls Walk takes you along the main trail and is a scenic circular route of four of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

As visitors traverse the waterfalls trail, they are treated to stunning vistas, tranquil woodland, and the soothing symphony of the river Mellte rushing water, creating an unforgettable experience of Wales's natural beauty.

The waterfalls on the four waterfalls trail walk are: the first waterfall is Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn, the second waterfall is Sgwd yr Eira - picturesque water cascading that you can stand behind, the third waterfall is Sgwd y Pannwr, and the fourth and final waterfall is Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn.

Difficulty and Ability Required

The path varies in difficulty, sometimes a narrow trail, a rough path, a cliff edge, a steep climb, a pebbled woodland path, with any heavy rain increasing the strength of the water in the four falls but also making it more challenging walking underfoot. There are very limited toilet facilities in the area. If you have the stamina for the lower falls and upper falls long walk, you will be rewarded with so many beautiful views and a choice of picnic area to recover and relax.

 Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park has been translated and rebranded to its Welsh name, 'Bannau Brycheiniog'. It gained national park status in 1957, ensuring its beauty and welcome is protected for the future. From peaceful forest, cliff, river bed, walking trails, steep descents, to cascading water, small path, lovely views, and river walks, everyone can enjoy their time out here, whether you seek a peaceful day walking in nature or an adrenaline-fuelled package of thrilling activities.

South Wales - Waterfall Country

The stunning scenery and waterfall walk adventures of the Brecon Beacons are easily accessed from nearby South Wales cities. Combine a city break in Cardiff or Swansea with stunning Brecon Beacon walks through cascading water, narrow lanes, a steep gorge, small rocks, a peaceful valley, a muddy trail, many waterfalls and a circular walk.

South Wales' waterfall country is is home to some of the most dramatic waterfalls in the UK. There are 10 waterfalls, with the largest in the area measuring 80 feet tall.

Travel the main woodland path and stop at Sgwd Uchaf Clun-Gwyn waterfall, or keep going to discover more waterfall country with second and third waterfalls along the main path, Sgwd yr Eira and Sgwd y Pannwr. The fourth and final waterfall is Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn.

Guided Walks With Beezra Activities

Book Brecon Beacon adventure activities including guided waterfalls walks with Beezra to safely enjoy a beautiful world of mountains, woods, stones, earth, a range of walks, mountains, and rivers. Visit our website Four Waterfall Walk | Beezra Activities to choose from our wide range of adventure ideas you can discover in spring, summer and autumn.

This includes walks, canyoning, climbing, caving and kayaking with or without accommodation, so you can plan your ideal getaway with friends and family. Contact us to talk through your perfect adventure, and we will help you create a fantastic outdoor experience in waterfall county.

Other waterfalls on the four waterfalls walk are:

Elidir Trail 

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