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 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 is the highlight of the hike.