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The Four Waterfalls Walk

Brecon Beacons National Park

A classic Brecon Beacons hike to 4 stunning waterfalls

Hiking Difficult

7.2 km
293 m
293 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
163 m
High Point
326 m
The Four Waterfalls Walk Map

The Four Waterfalls Hike is a popular hiking trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales that takes visitors on a scenic journey past four stunning waterfalls. It is well served by a large carpark and is easy to reach from the larger towns in South Wales thanks to the A465.


The trail begins at the Cwm Porth car park and follows a well-marked path through a forested area and along the Nedd Fechan River. The first waterfall on the hike is Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, which is a beautiful, tall waterfall that drops into a plunge pool below. The trail then continues to Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn, which is a smaller but still impressive waterfall.

The third waterfall on the hike is Sgwd y Pannwr, which is a picturesque waterfall that flows over a wide rock face and into a large pool. Finally, the trail leads to the most dramatic of the four waterfalls, Sgwd yr Eira. This waterfall cascades over a cliff and into a small cave, creating a stunning misty effect that visitors can walk behind.

The Four Waterfalls Hike is a moderately challenging trail, with some steep and uneven sections, so it is recommended that visitors wear sturdy hiking boots and bring plenty of water and snacks. The hike can be enjoyed year-round, but it is especially beautiful in the autumn when the surrounding foliage turns vibrant shades of red and gold. In winter it can be slightly grim but at least there won't be any queues!



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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