Waterfall Country

Waterfall Country

Waterfall Country is experiencing high numbers of visitors at the moment and car parks are often full before midday.

Please be aware that if you park illegally you are likely to get a fine. Please only park in designated car parks, and not on verges or pavements. Please check the status of car parks in the area using the Brecon Beacons car parking page before you decide to visit: https://carpark.beacons-npa.gov.uk

Social distancing is difficult with lots of people in the area so if it feels too crowded, it is too crowded. It is hard to keep your distance and maintain social distancing on the narrow paths around the waterfalls. 

Melincourt Falls

‘I cannot call to mind a single valley that in the same extent of country comprises so much beautiful and picturesque scenery and so many interesting and special features as the Vale of Neath’

Alfred Russel Wallace, My Life, 1908

The famous 19th Century naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace wrote this when he first experienced the Vale of Neath. And quite frankly, he summed it up pretty well. The ‘special features’ he refers to are the series of dramatic waterfalls blessing our valley. Waterfall Country is our hidden treasure, a sequence of mystical waterfalls that are particularly striking.

Bordering the Brecon Beacons National Park; Waterfall Country branches into the Fforest Fawr Geopark, a site of enormous geological importance.

There are lots of Waterfalls to enjoy in the Vale of Neath. For more information follow these links (external websites)

Note of caution – the walks require proper care and preparation before and during your walk.

To enjoy Waterfall Country safely please;

  • Be prepared and plan your trip well. Some amenities such as public toilets may not be open.
  • Please adhere to the 2 metre social distancing rules, wash or sanitize your hands regularly and follow any signage on site.
  • Car parks fill up very quickly across Waterfall Country, to check the status of car parks please see the Waterfall Country Car Parking Dashboard.
  • Have a ‘Plan B’, if you arrive at Waterfall Country and it looks busy please consider coming back at a less busy time.
  • Follow the Countryside Code to help you plan your visit safely whilst keeping the environment and our local communities in mind.


Access: The riverside walk along the Nedd Fechan is accessible to all for approx 1km. The Waterfall Walks beyond this point are inaccessible to wheelchair users.