Waterfall Country

Nowhere else in Wales is there such a richness and diversity of waterfalls within such a small area as can be found in the Vale of Neath. This abundance has led to the region becoming known as ‘Waterfall Country’.

The deep gorges of the rivers Mellte, Hepste and Nedd Fechan, between the villages of Pontneddfechan and Ystradfellte, provide opportunities for the casual walker and the more experienced. Many of the falls are spectacular and worth visiting more than once through the changing seasons.

Caution: Some of the walks can be dangerous and care and proper preparation is needed before setting out.

The Waterfall Country Walking Pack is available from the Tourist Information Centre at Aberdulais and at the Waterfalls Centre at Pontneddfechan. Call in, ask for a copy and kickstart your discovery of waterfalls throughout the Vale of Neath.

Contact: Aberdulais Falls Tourist Information Centre
on 01639 636674 or aberdulaistic@nationaltrust.org.uk.
Alternatively you can contact: Pontneddfechan Waterfall Information Centre on 01639 721795

Location: Off A465 at Glynneath, follow i-signs. The walks start at the Waterfall Information Centre in Pontneddfechan

Bus: X5(First Cymru) from Swansea/Neath

Accessibility: The riverside walk along the Nedd Fechan is accessible to all for approximately 1km. The waterfall walks beyond this point are inaccessible to wheelchair users. Please check with staff at the Tourist Information Centre before setting out.