Sgwd yr Eira

Sgwd yr Eira, Brecon Beacons National Park: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Sgwd yr Eira Reviews: 5/5

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Darian N
Bath, UK34 contributions
A challenging walk with awesome views
Aug 2021
I set off from Diana’s Rock car park on the yellow route (hour each way) but the first way marker only has a red arrow pointing right, so I went left and followed that for 40 minutes before discovering my mistake. I had to climb a VERY steep gorge to rejoin the path at which point I had been walking 45 minutes with another 50 still to go. There are places where you are faced with slippy stones, uneven surfaces, tree roots and other trip,hazards so be careful. The waterfall, though busy, is gorgeous.
Written August 30, 2021
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ClareB
Norwich, UK259 contributions
Strenuous, read up before you go
Jun 2021 • Family
I’ll be honest my fitness level is not what it was in my 30s, I’m carrying some extra insulation now in my 40s nearly 50s. We ( 2 adults 3 teens) set off at a good pace reaching marker 11 in 20 mins feeling thankful we had worn walking boots although lots of people in trainers and sandals! We turned left at marker 11 and headed for the water fall taking us another 20 to the uneven,muddy,wet steep 170 STEPS! Take it easy as you go and it wasn’t toooo bad.
Waterfall it’s self was busy lots of dogs running free with some owners not keeping them under control which can cause injury when negotiating the rocks to the waterfall.
Now for the walk back! Those steps go at your own pace some of them are quite high. We made it back to marker 11 in a slower pace as it’s up hill and quite steep in places as is the track from marker 11 to 5 lots of benches to take a breather on the way. Extremely glad to seem porta loos meaning car park was steps away.
All,in all hard work but all,walks of life from old to very young all shapes and sizes completed the walk.
Written July 28, 2021
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Margaret J
Salisbury, UK157 contributions
Great walk to a wonderful waterfall!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We arrived to start our walk to the falls just as it started raining heavily. Thankfully we were able to take refuge in Sgwd Gladys, a bistro in the village for coffee where we later returned for lunch. The approach to the walk was over very slippy rocks and I wondered if it was going to be too difficult for us at aged 70 and 71 but, once we were on our way, we were fine. It took us about 4 hours in all to complete the walk and, thankfully, the stones had dried out for our descent again. The waterfall was wonderful and thrilling being able to walk behind it. I would have liked to have completed the four walks in this area but we were without drinks and food so it wouldn’t have been a good idea to continue. The bistro is well worth a visit if in the area.
Written July 12, 2021
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Mark S
Bath, UK72 contributions
Welsh wonder
Jun 2021 • Couples
Beautiful waterfall! We parked in the Dinas car park and mate our way up the well marked yellow trail, this route is slightly steep at the beginning but levels out towards the top.

Great views on the way there and we'll worth the walk on arrival. You can take a quick dip in the fresh water and walk behind the waterfall, great experience and great spot for a picnic.

I would recommend this venture to friends and family.
Written June 17, 2021
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Bermuda1Cheltenham
Cheltenham303 contributions
Amazing
May 2021 • Couples
We parked in Penderyn and had to ask for directions, but ok once on the right track. Walk ok until you get very near, when the walk almost become a rocky wet climb and a scramble on all fours back up - that’s me not the dog!! Stunning, wide, high waterfall. The intrepid and sure/footed walked behind the curtain of waterfall. The organised had waterproofs but all had fun anyway. A great experience.
Written May 26, 2021
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Bperks18
Swansea, UK22 contributions
Stunning!
May 2021 • Couples
So impressive and so many waterfalls to see.
The routes are marked on how rugged and difficult they are so you are able to plan the route that suites you best.
We took a lunch and made a day of it and whilst we were lucky with the weather I think the waterfalls would be just as impressive in the rain.
Written May 25, 2021
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Nicola M
Hereford, UK37 contributions
More waterfalls than you can shake a stick at.
May 2021 • Solo
Heard about the falls from Attenborough Cottage where I stay sometimes.. Went there and loved it. Brilliant walks through the website of where we stayed.. parking at either Melin-Fach, Cwm Porth or Dinas Rock depending on how long a walk you want to take! You can walk as far as 20km across all the areas and falls, so make sure you plan your route. But there are so many signs its very easy. Public toilets at Cwm Porth carpark.
Written May 20, 2021
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tototny@
Rhondda Cynon Taf, UK1,100 contributions
2nd time
May 2021 • Family
2nd time and was tiring but worth the return manage to walk behind the waterfalls busy day as everyones activity for the weekend
Written May 1, 2021
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Manfred M
2 contributions
Beautiful place
Aug 2020 • Family
Fantastic place, about 3hrs walking to see all waterfalls. We have been day after raining so been very wet but waterfalls looks amazing.
We walked with small kids 5 and 6, they've been tired but happy.
Parking wasn't expensive but road to parking is very narrow so be careful.
I would like to cone in the next school holiday 👍🙂
Written October 9, 2020
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Nickyjdw
Swanley, UK21 contributions
You won’t regret it
Sep 2020
This isn’t an easy trek! But if you are active and able this place is just incredible! When we went there was no one else in sight for the whole hike and it was amazing as we got to enjoy the waterfalls and taking pictures without anyone there. We will definitely be visiting again.
The only thing I would say is to anyone who goes, have some respect for it! The amount of litter we saw along the way was unacceptable, there is no excuse to leave rubbish like that
Written September 17, 2020
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