Four Falls Trail
Discover a waterfall wonderland in the Brecon Beacons, Wales
Four Falls Trail
The Four Falls Trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park is a beautiful four-hour hike. The trail starts with the mysterious-looking cave of Porth Yr Ogof, take a look inside, but you will need an expert to guide you through the maze of dark passages. It is a complex cave system and has 15 entrances. It is worth having a brief stop before you continue on the waterfalls.
The trail takes you through beautiful old forests with boulders clad in moss. It will not surprise you that this is an area of Special Scientific interest and part of Forest Fawr a UNESCO Global Geopark. The Four Falls Trail is included in our Honeymoon in Wales itinerary.
The Brecon Beacons National Park has much to offer the intrepid traveller. There are majestic castles clinging onto cliffs and rocky outcrops, ancient forests and windswept glacial mountains to hike.
The emerald valley of streams and cascades
The first fall is called Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, translated from Welsh means the ‘fall of the white meadow’ how lovely is that? You twist through the trees and rocks to Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn or Lower Fall of the White Meadow.
Astute photographers can set their shutter speed slow and create the soft water look. The falls here have a gentle curve of the rock formations; it is sublime. Your trek continues to Sgwd y Pannwr or Fall of the Fuller, which is on the lowest level. Here you can paddle over layers of rock and cool your feet in the waters.
Lastly, you see the magnificent Sgwd yr Eira, well known for being the falls you can walk behind and hear the crashing of millions of gallons of water. It is magical and highlight of the hike.
Tour South Wales
All of Wales has varied and dramatic landscapes; it is why the British have hiked, biked and spent beach holidays here. South Wales is probably visited less than the north, but that is changing.
Here are the highlights; Firstly, the capital Cardiff is a lively town with a giant castle and all the cultural venues you would expect. The two coastal areas of great beauty are The Gower Peninsula, famed for Rhossili beach and the Pembrokeshire National Park, a preserved area of geological importance with idyllic crescent-shaped bays.
The Brecon Beacons National Park, as you would expect, has beacons or peaks up to 2900 ft. Some driving is out of this world as you climb hairpin turns and down into bright green valleys. In the south of the park is a collection of beautiful cascades and waterfalls.
The Four Fours Falls trail hike is a wonderful way to spend four hours. Wildlife includes swarms of huge Red Kites. Heritage means rugged medieval ruins perched on rocky outcrops, such as Carreg Cennen Castle. Here are some sample private tours of Wales; our Tour Designers will customise your vacation to match your requirements.
Our recommended Brecon Beacons Hotel is the traditional Llangoed Hall, once the home of the fashion designer Laura Ashley.
Please consider the Luxury Guesthouse and B&B's option, expect beautiful accommodation, the best breakfast and, on occasion, antique furniture. The only disadvantage is you may be one of only two or three other guests if you consider that a disadvantage.
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