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WYE

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Waterfalls

Cwm Y Nant

Wye Catchment Waterfalls

Name: Cwn Y Nant

Area: Black Mountains

River or Brook: Ennig

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: Crossing private land it's suggested you ask Mr Austin Gwillam the farmer at Rhyd Y Bont if you can walk up to the Cwm and waterfall. He is friendly. For location see the link abover. The falls are East of Talgarth.

Comment: The waterfall is best in high spate or winter. It's recomended you visit during these conditions.

Pwll Y Wrach

Wye Catchment Waterfalls

Name: Pwll Y Wrach

Area: Black Mountains

River or Brook: Ennig

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: The reserve is an open access reserve, you are allowed to visit the reserve on foot for your quiet enjoyment of the wildlife present. Please keep to the paths and any dogs under close control. For quick location see link above.

Comment: The waterfall is impressive and is part of the Pwll Y Wrach nature reserve, qhich is made up of 17.5 hectares of ancient woodland.

The images above were taken from the River Ennig in the Black Mountains of South Eastern Wales. Part of the Brecon Beacons National Park the Ennig is a sub tributary of the Wye feeding the river via the Afon Lynfi, which flows into the iconic Llangorse Lake prior to the Wye a few miles South West of where the Ennig meets the Lynfi.

A magical river that is a major part of the town of Talgarth (Tal - Brow & Garth - Ridge) the Ennig produces some spectacular waterfalls as it meanders down from the mountain and through the nature reserve Pyll Y Wrach meaning Witches Pool, which is where it emerges as a 4-5 meter drop of water forming its most impressive waterfall.

Cleddon Falls

Wye Catchment Waterfalls

Name: Cleddon Falls

Area: Black Mountains

River or Brook: Ennig

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: The falls are easy to access off the B4293 at Trellech. Just follow the road to Cleddon from there. Once at Cleddon a walkway will take to the falls, which is on the right. For public transport either walk from Trelech, which is easy or up hill from Llandogo.

Comment: The waterfall is impressive and is part of Bargain Wood in the Lower Wye Valley, which is a fantastic area of the Wye catchment.

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Water Breaks Its Neck

Wye Catchment Waterfalls

Name: Water Breaks Its Neck

Area: Radnor Forest

River or Brook: Grug

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: This fall is set within the Radnor Forest and easy to access via the A44 from Kington or Rhayader. Just a mile prior or after New Radnor there is a turning into the Warren plantation with parking. For public transport get the

Comment: The waterfall is impressive and beautiful and is part of the Radnor Forest Massif. It's source is the Nyth Grug and valley.

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Rhulen Hill

Wye Catchment Waterfalls

Name: Rhulen Hill Waterfall

Area: Radnor Forest

River or Brook: Grug

Waterfall rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: This fall is sright on a hair pin bend in the Mid Wales Hills. All water here flows into the River Edw and ultimately the Wye. It is accessible via Painscastle off the B4594 or via Hundred House off the A 481. If using public transport your going to have to hike from Erwood, Hay on Wye, Builth Wells, Hundred House or Aberedw. We've done it!

Comment: This feels like a 5 but is a 4. It's one of those you can miss and is in fact unmarked. Well worth getting to and having a brew in its midst.

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