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Sgwd Einion Gam

Sgwd Einion Gam, standing at an impressive height of 26 metres, ranks as the second tallest waterfall within the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. Only surpassed in stature by the slightly taller Henrhyd Falls, which measures 27 metres, Sgwd Einion Gam holds its own as a remarkable natural wonder. Positioned upstream from Sgwd Gwladys, this majestic waterfall of water flying through the air under immense pressure to the plunge pool below is a sight to behold for adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike.

The Trail to Sgwd Einion Gam

Embarking on the trail to Sgwd Einion Gam begins in the village of Pontneddfechan, where intrepid explorers set forth on a journey through dense forests and rugged terrain, following the rocky river bed. Along the way, walkers are treated to a diverse array of wild life, stunning views and breathtaking natural scenery, including deep gorges, imposing cliff edges and stony outcrops that punctuate the landscape.

Arrival at Sgwd Einion Gam

Upon reaching Sgwd Einion Gam, visitors are rewarded with a breathtaking panorama of the waterfall as it cascades gracefully into a deep pool below. Additionally, a unique rock formation situated behind the waterfall offers a one-of-a-kind perspective of the surrounding terrain, further enhancing the allure of this enchanting destination.

Journey Challenges to Sgwd Einion Gam

While the journey to Sgwd Einion Gam promises unparalleled beauty, wildlife, and adventure, it is not without its challenges. The trail presents a formidable terrain, with steep, narrow, and uneven trails leading past Sgwd Gwladys. Additionally, the absence of a clearly defined path may require travellers to navigate through narrow rocky terrain, an occasional edge, and potentially make several river crossings.

It is essential to exercise caution, particularly during times of snow, rain and high water levels, as the area can become slippery and hazardous. Weather can change quickly and the river swell. Extreme care should be taken to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

In essence, Sgwd Einion Gam beckons adventurers to visit and embark on a journey of exploration and discovery amidst the untamed wilderness, high peaks, and fragile landscape of the Brecon Beacons National Park. With its towering waterfall, rugged terrain, and awe-inspiring vistas, this hidden gem offers a glimpse into the raw beauty of nature, promising an unforgettable experience for those willing to venture off the beaten path.

Car Parks

To reach Sgwd Eirion Gam you should park in the village of Pontneddfechan and commence walking on the Elidir trail route.  Facilities are limited along the route so come prepared. First you will reach Sgwd Gwladys waterfall. Carry on past and about 800 metres along you will reach Sgwd Einion Gam, the hidden waterfall in waterfall country.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park is full of things to do all year round, from waymarked paths up Pen y Fan, rivers to enjoy, views of stunning mountains, to the waterfall walks in Pontneddfechan. The area is dedicated by the National Park Authority to conservation to protect the natural world, encouraging people to visit and enjoy its unique beauty. Come and join us on a guided walking tour to visit and discover the area. We offer a guided walk of all 8 waterfalls, or just the four lower falls waterfall walk for those preferring a half day trip. We can discuss your preferred level of adventure, and ensure the safest route to suit all requirements.

South Wales

South Wales is home to some of the best countryside, nature and landscapes in the UK. With the mountains in Brecon Beacons national park and dramatic waterfalls in waterfall country, it makes it the perfect place to visit on your family holiday. In addition to visiting Sgwd yr Eira, take in some Welsh culture in the surrounding communities, such as traditional South Wales valleys pubs, and the nearby town of Talgarth. Roath Park in Cardiff allows dogs on leads, and many beaches let you bring your dog between October to April, such as Rest Bay in Porthcawl. Cardiff Bay has been further developed in recent years, providing many cultural attractions and leisure facilities.

Four Falls Trail

Sgwd Einion Gam is not on the Four Falls trail (on the river Mellte), as it is in the next valley over on the river Prydin and flows into the Neddfechan and that flows into the river Neath.

Waterfall Country is a Must Go Place on a Bank Holiday

With loads to discover in the Brecon Beacons national park including many walking trails, river paths, waterfalls and lakes, you cannot possibly cover them all in one visit! The wild woods, fallen trees and verdant valley fauna make some amazing secret paths you can find in the area. If you are a dog owner, some routes and accommodations are dog friendly, be sure to enquire ready for your trip. Start your journey of discovery of the area today with us.

Guided Walks With Beezra Activities

Book Brecon Beacons adventure activities including guided group waterfalls walks with Beezra to safely enjoy a beautiful world of mountains, woods, stones, earth, a range of walks, mountains, and rivers. Visit our activity page Four Waterfall Walk | Beezra Activities to choose from our wide range of adventure ideas you can discover in spring, summer and autumn.

This includes walks, canyoning, swimming, climbing, caving and kayaking with or without accommodation, so you can plan your ideal getaway with friends and family. Contact us to talk through your perfect adventure, and we will help you create a fantastic, fun outdoor experience in waterfall county.

Other Waterfalls in Waterfall Country

Other waterfalls on the four waterfalls walk are

Elidir Trail 

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