Long Walk: Takes minimum of 45 minutes
Along the Nature Trail you can follow in the footsteps of the Monks of past times, and enjoy views of the spectacular 300ft Waterfalls. Walk through the peaceful wooded gorge taking care as you descend Jacobs Ladder; 100 continuous steps. Cross over the old circular bridge at the bottom of the waterfalls and on your way back up the other side of the steep gorge, stop and rest at Robber’s Cave; An old hide out next to the Waterfalls.
The Nature Trail is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (S.S.S.I) and is home to many types of mosses and lichens. It is also an excellent example of an ancient Sessile Oak woodland. A guide book indicating interesting aspects of the Nature Trail is on sale at the entrance kiosk when an attendant is on duty. Alternatively you can print your own from the guide book page.
Whilst catching your breath at the end of your walk, take time to use the Free Viewing Telescope. Enjoy a close up view of the Gyfarllwyd Falls on the Rheidol river, the surrounding woodland and distant Cambrian Mountains or a Red Kite soaring high above. The exit is opposite the Hafod Hotel.
Short Walk: Takes approx 10 minutes
If the Nature Trail is too long or steep for you, then take a few minutes to descend down to the river upstream of the waterfalls. Here you can see how the force of the river Mynach has carved beautiful, large pot holes into the rock. From this view point the Three Bridges built one on top of the other tower overhead and are an awesome sight.
Whichever walk you choose, please remember that suitable footwear is essential. Due to the many steps, the walks are not suitable for the elderly, disabled vistiors or pushchairs. An access statement is available on request. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and are the owner’s risk and responsibility. Small dogs can be carried through the turnstiles, but if you have a large dog it is best to visit during the times when the Attendant is present.
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