Llanedw waterfall walk

Including Llanedw Falls.

Ability requirements (key)


From Cardiff, take the A470 to Brecon. From Brecon, take the fourth turnoff at the roundabout, along the A40 to the next roundabout. Take the second turnoff, along the A470. When the A470 turns left off the current road, take it, and follow it to the T-junction at its end. Turn left again to remain on the A470. After passing through Erwood, take the next right on the B4567, signposted to Aberedw. After 3 miles, turn right into Aberedw. After about 4.5 miles, the lane passes by the Upper Rhose farm, where you may be able to see a phone booth tucked into the hedge in a side road on the right, followed by a converted chapel and B&B on the right. Just after this, after the road dips down, is the Llanedw farm on the left. Find somewhere to park. SO 1269 5026.


Follow the track down to the farm, turning right in front of the farm to cross a stream, then cross the main River Edw via a footbridge. Turn left, and just downstream is Llanedw Falls. That's it. The waterfall is actually just a rapid in the river, and not worth walking to. It is primarily a canoeing obstacle.

If you want something more interesting, you may be able to extend the route by heading upstream to the next footbridge, then turning left to reach the next lane, crossing it diagonally to the right, and taking the path that leads up into the hills. I have not followed or graded this route.

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Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this description, neither the author nor his fellow walkers can accept responsibility for loss or injury arising from any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this description. This description is intended as a guide only, and you should select a route to suit your own abilities, at your own discretion. Ability requirements are a guide only. Route maps are approximated. You follow this description at your own risk.