Southern Roundup 2010

Another few southern waterfalls and a walk along a spectacular ridge of the Black Mountain.

Sadly, due to a lens fault, I was stuck with my old camera. The light handling suffers somewhat as a result, especially when dealing with lower light, moving targets, or when pointing towards a bright light source. I apologise if this offends you, but hey, it's still better than I could get with an average compact, so...

Above Llech Sychryd

Picking up a smaller waterfall above Llech Sychryd that I missed on my last visit. The satellite images clearly showed a reasonably big drop with plenty of potential for a big undercut like Llech Sychryd, so it was worth investigating, right?

Joe's Waterfall and Fan Hir

This is accessed from the same place as Sgwd Ddu, and it would be easily possible to combine them into one route. Start either at the layby just beyond the Tawe Bridge from Glyntawe on the side of the A4067, or from the disused pub car park just beyond it.

Spuhler's Folly and Mill Falls

Ffrwd-grech Waterfall

A little while later (after the Hell's Pools trips), another southern waterfall appears on the lists. This waterfall is located on Nant Cwm Llwch, the stream draining the valley between Pen y Fan and Corn Du. It is named after the nearby Ffrwdgrech (rippling torrent), a manor house just south of Brecon, but lies on the next stream, one mile further away. The Taff Trail crosses a ford near the head of the waterfall, which could be used to extend the walk. However, the easiest approach is simply to park at a small layby at the Pont-rhyd-goch bridge, immediately above the waterfall. A path from there leads directly to the waterfall.