Behind Waterfalls 2009

Because there's more than just Sgwd yr Eira.

After realising just how many waterfalls there were in Waterfall Country it was possible to walk behind, and just how few most people seemed to be aware of, I noticed some more possibilities from my pictures of other areas. Sure, nobody else seemed to have mentioned them, but they also failed to mention one of the other big ones as well. So, what are the chances of it being possible elsewhere? Fairly good, as it happens. Read on for more.

Nedd Fechan

Rhondda Valley

Aberdulais Falls

Clydach Gorge

Old names for the waterfalls are taken from Samuel Lewis' 1849 publication; A Topographical Dictionary of Wales and Thomas Rees' 1815 publication The Beauties of England and Wales. With the exception of Pwll Crochan, these can all be easily determined either from prose or from the 1891 1:10560 scale map of Brecknockshire. The waterfall referred to by the name Pwll Crochan is determined by a process of elimination.