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Sgwd y Pannwr: A Highlight of Waterfall Country

Sgwd y Pannwr, known as the "Fall of the Fuller," is a stunning waterfall situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, UK. Located along the Afon Mellte river, this 12-metre-high waterfall is a favourite among hikers and photographers due to its breathtaking beauty and tranquil surroundings.

 Sgwd y Pannwr waterfall

Key Features of the Waterfall

Sgwd y Pannwr is a highlight of the Four Waterfalls Walk, a scenic circular route that showcases some of the most picturesque landscapes in the area. This trail leads visitors to Sgwd y Pannwr and also to other notable waterfalls to discover, such as Sgwd Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, each with its own unique charm. The path meanders through lush woodlands and rugged terrain, offering stunning views and chances to see local wildlife.

Seeking Adventure?

For those seeking more excitement, we offer a range of adrenaline-filled activities, including canyoning trips with friends in Waterfall Country, allowing you to swim through the river. Alternatively, you can book our family-friendly gorge walking adventures for a fun day out.

Historical Significance

Sgwd y Pannwr is more than just a natural wonder; it has historical significance tied to the region’s wool industry. The name "Fall of the Fuller" reflects the area's rich history, where fullers used the river’s force to clean and thicken wool.

Visiting Sgwd y Pannwr Waterfall

A visit to Sgwd y Pannwr offers both a chance to admire a stunning natural landmark, and the opportunity to explore the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Whether you’re a nature lover, a photography enthusiast, or simply looking for peace and natural wild beauty scenery, take time out of a busy london life or busy work world. Sgwd y Pannwr promises a memorable experience and beautiful views, offering walkers all levels of routes and countryside recharging powers.

Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park offers a wealth of activities, from climbing Pen y Fan, enjoying the waterfalls walk, to exploring walking trails with likeminded people, giving the dogs a great run, or joining a guided walk for a great day out. Join us on a guided waterfall trail tour to explore the park's natural beauty. We cater for all abilities and fitness levels. Alternatively, master kayaking or SUP with us as part of our longer activity packages.

 Sgwd y Pannwr waterfall

Nearby Attractions

For a fix of culture on your holidays, the cities of Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea are within easy driving distance, and offer a complete holiday experience of food, drink, entertainment, events and a beautiful coast line. Mix up guided walks in nature with visits to iconic landmarks in Cardiff city, such as the Millenium Centre and the Welsh Parliament (Y Sennedd) in Cardiff Bay, or search out student life with a large range of bars and cafes in the unique arcade culture in Central Cardiff and Swansea.

Where is the Best Car Park to Access the Waterfalls?

The best parking option for visiting the waterfalls is a private field open during summer months, with the nearest postcode being SA11 5US. It costs £5 per car, and it’s a 10-minute walk to the first waterfall, Sgwd Clun-Gwyn. Other car parks include Gwaun Hepste and Cwm Porth, which are slightly further away from the waterfalls and cost £7 per car.

 Sgwd y Pannwr waterfall
 Sgwd y Pannwr waterfall

Waterfall Country, South Wales

Waterfall Country attracts thousands of visitors each year, drawn by the natural beauty of the waterfall walks, the surrounding hills, countryside and outdoors life. Sgwd y Pannwr is part of the Four Waterfalls Walk, a 3-4 hour hike through the national park.

When to Visit

June, July, and August are popular months, but a visit can be arranged any time of year. For a guided walk, click here. Discover country life with friends or family - we can even arrange accommodation and events too in one of the UK's finest waterfall areas!

Other Waterfalls

Other waterfalls on the four waterfalls walk are

Elidir Trail 

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