Henrhyd waterfall

(Hnerhyd falls, Sgwd Henrhyd)

Henrhyd waterfall - Sgwd HenrhydHenrhyd waterfall (also named as Hnerhyd falls or Sgwd Henrhyd) is a superb waterfall in Coelbren (Brecon Beacons national Park), northeast of Swansea in Wales (United Kingdom).

From Swansea take the A465 to Glynneath. Here you take the exit to Coelbren (road A4221). Henrhyd waterfall is located at the north side of the village.There a two walks from the car park at Henrhyd. If you want to just visit the waterfall, follow the path, from the car park, down the well-made path to the junction at the bottom. From here turn left and cross the bridge over the Nant Llech and walk up the wooden staircase to join the path. The waterfall is two minutes from here.

Henrhyd waterfall is a powerful waterfall (in a rainy season) where the river Nan Llech plunges down, in a single drop, over 27 meters. When we visited the Henrhyd waterfall (summer 2023) it had rained the weeks before and water was thundering down with great power. Very impressive to see.

The waterfall is quite special, the shape of the waterfall is like a veil and you can walk behind the waterfall. Of cause I did and a raincoat is recommended! Especially when the waterfall is so powerful. I think I made dozens of photo’s and after returning you can buy a drink or something to eat at the food truck, just before returning at the parking.

A nice tidbit: Henrhyd waterfall was the entrance of the Cave of the Batman movie “The dark knight rises” (2012).

On a short distance you can visit four other great waterfalls when walking the four waterfalls trail at Pontneddfechan. Just visit the Sgwd-yr-Eira post for a description of the walk.

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About Henrhyd waterfall

CountryWaterfalls in United Kingdom
RiverNan Llech
Best visitAfter heavy rainfall

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