Sgwd Clun Gwyn

(Fall of the white meadow)

Sgwd Clun-GwynSgwd Clun Gwyn is one of the four waterfalls on the “four waterfalls walk” starting south of Ystradfellte in Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales (UK).

In the summer of 2023 we finally decided to go to the UK, chasing waterfalls. The weeks before it rained much and the weather forecast wasn’t that good. But for the flowrate of the river it was very good. Sgwd Clun Gwyn was one of the first waterfalls we visited and it was quite powerful. Sgwd Clun Gwyn is Welsh for “fall of the white meadow”.

There are several car parks from where you can start and you even can start at Pontneddfechan (then you have to cross the river behind the waterfall Sgwd Yr Eira, if you dare). I was on my way from Pontneddfechan to  “Cwm Porth – Four Waterfalls Car Park (gps51.80001, -3.55541) when I saw a smaller (free) car park not far from the first waterfall. On Google map it is named “Comin Y Rhos (gps51.78336, -3.56908)”, the perfect place to start.

Trail: Four waterfalls walk Pontneddfechan - WalesThe “four waterfalls walk” is an easy walk but you have to take your time to enjoy, to make lots of pictures and to explore. The first waterfall you see (if you follow the main trail, there are signs) is Sgwd Clun Gwyn from the west side of the river Afon Hepste. You will reach this viewpoint within 10 minutes. The views on the other side are much better. Follow the trail further, cross the bridge, go right until you are on top of Sgwd Clun Gwyn (after another 10 minutes). The waterfall plunges down over appr. 9 meter in two major steps.

To see the other three waterfalls I had to follow the red trail because it looked like it that they closed the trail that runs directly (close to the river) to Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn. I decided to go to the biggest waterfalls first Sgwd yr Eira and then take the green trail to the other two waterfalls.

The total (round) trip is more then 10 kilometer long and takes you along the other three waterfalls: Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd yr Eira. With stops, taking a lot of pictures and a pause because I injured myself at a waterfall, it took me 3h15. Note: I also took an alternative trail (difficult) near the parking to base of Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn. This is why I mentioned “exploring” earlier before. Few people know of this trail and I saw an unknown trail on my app….so go for it.

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About Sgwd Clun Gwyn

CountryWaterfalls in United Kingdom
RiverAfon Mellte
Best visitSpring, early summer

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