Pwll-y-Wrach 2009

A tiny nature reserve near Talgarth, at the North edge of the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The Pwll-y-Wrach local nature reserve and SSSI is fairly easy to find, just south of Talgarth, right near the Black Mountains Business Park. There is a tiny car park (space for 3-4 cars) at grid ref SO 1619 3280. From there, there are two paths, one gently sloping for disabled access, and one heading down steps. Take the steps route, turn left on the path at the bottom, and follow the gentle slope down to near the River Ennig. A small side path heads off to the right at this point. Remember it.

The weather had been immaculate blue skies for 2 solid weeks, but for the last 24 hours, heavy rain had been trying to top up the waterfalls. We had been through extremely heavy rain on the way up to and through the national park, but on the north side of the peaks, there was barely anything, except the odd sprinkling from trees. No flooding waterfalls today then.