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Sgwd yr Eira

Nestled within the picturesque expanse of the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales, UK, the captivating Sgwd yr Eira is a stunning waterfall perfect for walks, a family trip, a guided walk with friends, or an outdoors fitness trails adventure. Translating to "waterfall of the snow" in Welsh, discover this enchanting cascade that takes its name from the ethereal spray that resembles delicate snowflakes, particularly during the winter months.

Behind The Waterfall​

Flowing gracefully along the River Hepste, Sgwd yr Eira stands out from other waterfalls in the vicinity with a remarkable feature - it offers visitors the rare opportunity to venture behind the veil of water cascading from the highest point of the cliff above. This distinctive other-world perspective allows friends and families to immerse themselves in the mesmerising spectacle of the waterfall, offering an exceptional experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Access to Sgwd yr Eira


Accessing Sgwd yr Eira is an adventure in itself - pull on your walking boots, wear suitable clothes, and expect a scenic journey through a range of verdant woodlands before ascending a steep staircase that leads to the pathway behind the waterfall. The sensation of walking in the shadow of cascading water course and striking mountains, feeling its powerful embrace as it tumbles from the cliff's edge, is awe-inspiring.

Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of things to do - from guided walks up Pen y Fan mountain to the waterfall tours in Pontneddfechan. Come visit and join us for a great day on a guided walking tour of the area, which can be tailored for adults and children of different abilities to ensure safety at all times. We offer an all day 8 waterfalls trek, or a half day four waterfalls walk. Booking online is easy with Beezra - we can also arrange a range of accommodation to suit, and other adventure activities to complete your visit if needed.

Four Waterfalls Walk Highlight

Popular among hikers, photographers, and nature enthusiasts alike, Sgwd yr Eira is a cherished highlight of the Four Waterfalls Walk. This circular route meanders through park terrain, unveiling the beauty of four of the most magnificent waterfalls amongst the wildlife of the Brecon Beacons National Park, including the illustrious Sgwd yr Eira.
In summary, Sgwd yr Eira is an essential stop in waterfall country for any visitor to the Brecon Beacons. Its idyllic setting, coupled with its unparalleled beauty and unique allure, ensures it remains a cherished destination for those who have the privilege of experiencing its wonders firsthand.

Best Car Park to Access the


The best car park to see these waterfalls is a private field open over the summer months, the nearest post code to this land is SA11 5US. It costs £5 per car to park and takes 10 minutes to see the first waterfall called Sgwd Clun-Gwyn. The main car parks you can use are Gwaun Hepste car park or Cwm Porth car parks. These car parks are recognised by the national park but take longer to walk to the waterfalls. Expect to pay £7 per car to park here.

South Wales Valleys -

Welsh History

South Wales is home to some of the best castles, hills, seaside, mountains and valleys in the country, with a rich history of the coal mining community in welsh towns in Glamorgan during the 1800s. Pair your outdoor adventures with a visit to the town of Brecon, a trip to the heritage centre at the Big Pit, exploring free fitness trails, enjoying festivals in Cardiff Bay and walking its trail path to the barrage. Join us on a package holiday in South Wales for amazing activities and fun. In addition, explore the Cardiff 'Cool Cymru' music scene, Newport city centre for shopping, food, and cultural attractions, or bring the kids and enjoy a family trip to visit the beautiful beaches and learn about the life of Dylan Thomas in Swansea.


Most Dramatic Waterfall

The most dramatic waterfall in South Wales is definitely the Eira waterfall, as you can walk behind it without getting wet in low water conditions, especially in June and July, giving great photo opportunities. The river Hepste flows its length into the river Mellte and down into the river Neath, displaying sparkling scenery in this beautiful region of waterfall country.

Other Waterfalls in Waterfall Country

Other waterfalls on the four waterfalls walk are

Elidir Trail 

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