‘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.
We have a range of walks accompanying the waterfalls, so follow
the footsteps of past explorers and rediscover our ‘special
features’ at Sgwd Gwladys, Melincourt Falls, Aberdulais and Sgwd yr
Bordering the Brecon Beacons National Park; Waterfall Country
branches into the Fforest Fawr
Geopark, a site of enormous geological importance.
The Waterfall Country Walking Pack is available to
purchase from Aberdulais Tin Works and
Waterfall. Call in for a copy and kick start your discovery of
waterfalls throughout the Vale of Neath.
Note of caution – the walks require proper care and preparation
before and during your walk.
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.