Northern Waterfalls Round V

Cwm Rhaeadr Waterfall, Rhaeadr Rhosan, Merchon Falls, Ciloerwynt Falls, Glyn Tarell, Ffrwd Wen, Pwll y March, Sgwd y Ffrwd, Sgwd Wen. Can I call the southern half of Mid Wales complete enough now? Please?

Cwm Rhaeadr Waterfall, Rhaeadr Rhosan

Just north of Cilycwm, near Llandovery, is the Cwm Rhaeadr recreation forest - previously called Cwm-y-Rhaiadr. There are official cycle routes and walking routes, but the walking routes do not give good views, only "catching a glimpse of the waterfall through the trees". The main cycling route is much better, and although not all of it can be used by walkers, the important parts can. This walk uses part of the cycle route, and then takes a lesser footpath to see the lower parts of the waterfall hidden by the trees. After that, it continues into the Rhosan Valley, to see the other set of waterfalls ignored by the official routes. It is best done early in the morning, to get the best daylight in both valleys. Rhosan in particular is so narrow that it only gets sunlight at around 10:00 am.

Merchon Falls

Ciloerwynt Falls

Glyn Tarell

Ffrwd Wen

Pwll y March, Sgwd y Ffrwd

North of Llanwrtyd Wells is the tiny village of Abergwesyn. Just beyond that is a parking area at Bryndolau. The walk starts 400 metres beyond it, at a track leading up to some farms on the left, just before the road crosses the Afon Gwesyn.

Sgwd Wen