Tynygraig waterfall walk

Including Pwll Caradog.

Ability requirements (key)


From Cardiff, take the A470 to the Llangurig roundabout. From Llangurig, take the first turnoff (left) at the roundabout, onto the A44 towards Aberystwyth. At Ponterwyd, turn left on the A4120 towards Devil's Bridge. From Devil's Bridge, turn left onto the B4343 towards Pontrhydygroes (the spelling used on the sign). Follow it to Pontrhydfendigaid. From Pontrhydfendigaid, turn right onto the B4340, signposted to Trawsgoed. Follow it to Tynygraig. There is no dedicated parking area, but the road on the left just inside the village has various verges that can be used for parking. SN 6922 6932.


This waterfall lies on private land, with each house surrounding it either sharing ownership of the stream, or the land beside it. There is no public right of way. If you wish to access the site, it is essential that you ask for permission, using the details given below. The landowner is extremely welcoming, and rarely refuses access.

Walk down into the village. Near the bottom of the village, a stream flows under the road, almost immediately falling down the waterfall. Do not attempt to access it from above. Walk away from the stream in the direction of the bus stop. Almost directly opposite it is a dirt track with a footpath sign pointing down it. Follow the track (the gardens on the right overlook the waterfall, but they are private). At the bottom of the track is a gate into private property on the right. On the right is a pond, followed by a water mill. On the left is a house. Call into the house for permission (you may need to locate the owner - if needed, check the barns on the left just before the gate).

The owner can show you the informal and private path down into the valley, running from the far end of their garden. From the bottom, head upstream to reach the waterfall. The top shelf of the waterfall can be seen through the trees from the path surrounding the mill pond, but the view is obscured from virtually all viewpoints.

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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.