Down the valley at Abercrave is the Cribbarth Mountain whose shape resembles a sleeping giant. There are several walks from the village up onto the mountain as well as lovely walks along the banks of the lovely tumbling river Tawe. The geology of the area is very varied and has been widely studied over the years. The Cambrian and Silurian periods of geological history were named after the local Cambrian hills and the Silures, a local Welsh tribe.
Brecon Beacons WAAT4 Challenge
The WAAT4 Challenge is a prestigious navigation event in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams from all over the UK take part every year.
Its reputation is growing quickly and it features in the walking calendar for such events. Each year more than 500 competitors take part over either 30km or 40km Challenges which included South Wales’ highest peak - Pen y fan.
Walking in the Brecon Beacons
Walk this way. Why wouldn’t you? It’s what we do in the Brecon Beacons National Park Our green and very fresh landscapes are renowned for their big, open spaces. There are big skies too and Dark Skies for night-time strolls into star trek territory.
Discover the tranquil surroundings at Henrhyd Falls as you take this adventurous walk to the highest waterfall in South Wales.
Admire the spectacular falls in full flow
Plunging into the wooded Graig Llech Gorge, Henrhyd is best seen after a heavy downpour; please take care as paths can get very slippery. After visiting the falls take time to meander down the Nant Llech valley admiring the haven for wildlife that surrounds you and passing a disused watermill, the Melin Llech, along the way.