Pontneddfechan - Upper Ddwli / Scwd Ddwli / Waterfalls.


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List Number - 14

Name on maps:

Upper Ddwli / Scwd Ddwli / Waterfalls.

English Name:





Nedd Fechan / Nedd.

OS Outdoor Leisure Map: 12

OS Landranger Map: 160

Map Reference: SN905099

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Access: Two main options Both start the same. Travelling the A465 from Merthyr Tydfil towards Glynneath go towards Pontneddfechan, A4109. (Left off the duel carriageway). After going under the underpass take the first right at the first crossroads onto the B4242.

1. After a pub, The Angel, followed by the Pontneddfechans Public Conveniences. Park somewhere in this area and take the parked footpath opposite the WC and behind The Angel Inn, through some metal gates onto a well made up path which runs next to the river Nedd Fechan. After about 20 minutes there is an iron bridge where the river, Pyrddin joins Nedd Fechan. Cross the bridge and follow the path to the left hand side of the River Pyrddin until you reach Horseshoe Falls. (The author has not walked the route from the bridge at the junction with the River Pyrddin to Horseshoe Falls). Past the Lower Ddwli Waterfall until you reach Upper Ddwli.


2.Follow the main road through Pontneddfechan and out of the valley towards Ystradfellte. After about two miles take a narrow road to the left to the bridge at Pont Melin Fach over the Nedd Fechan. Just past the bridge is a car park and picnic area. Follow the path down the river to Upper Ddwli Falls.



Comment: This is a very pretty waterfall and a very safe and easy walk from a picnic area even in time of flood.


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