On Foot
Trail: Sychryd All Ability Trail (0)
Contributor: NatResWales Activity Type: Walking Difficulty: Average Distance: 0.65 mi (1.046 km)
Description: If you use a wheelchair or are pushing a buggy, this is a relatively easy trail to enjoy some impressive views. The route winds its way through a wooded gorge alongside the river down to the Sgydau Sychryd cascades which are in full force during the winter months. There are also views across the river to a spectacular limestone rock formation known as Bwa Maen. The trail is in the heart of Waterfall Country and there is nowhere else in Wales with so many spectacular waterfalls in such a small area. On summer weekends there is a cafe at Pontneddfechan Village Hall, which is 50metres from the car park.

Walk distance: 1 mile / 1.6kms

Terrain: The trail is mostly compacted gravel and earth which can get muddy.

Facilities: The car parking here is free.

Dogs: Please note that well behaved dogs are welcome in our woods.

Suitable for: It is suitable for walkers including those with more robust buggies and wheelchair users.

Start and finish: Dinas Rock car park.

Getting there: Dinas Rock car park is thirteen miles north east of Neath off the A465. Follow the A465 leaving at the Onllywn exit for Glynneath. At the end of the slip road, follow signs for Pontneddfechan and the Waterfalls Centre on the B4242. Follow signs for waterfalls through Pontneddfechan village. Take the right fork by the inn, continue for one kilometre. The car park is beyond the bus turn-around point across the bridge over the river.

The car park can be very busy at times as this is a popular area for outdoor centres.

Safety: Please be aware that:

Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or forest operations.

Occasionally we may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.

Please always follow any instructions onsite and make sure you follow any temporary diversion signs in place.

Take care in waterside areas rivers can be dangerous so please remember:

Water is often cold, deep and fast flowing. The ground near waterfalls is steep, rough and slippery.

Keep to footpaths to prevent unnecessary erosion.

An audio trail for this walk can be found on the Places to go smart phone mobile app, which can be downloaded from this page. http://naturalresources.wales/out-and-about/planning-your-visit/places-to-go-and-place-tales-apps/?lang=en

This walk is supplied by Natural Resources Wales. It is subject to TrailZilla copyright terms and conditions.

It can be found on the Natural Resources Wales website along with other walks in their woods and national nature reserves.
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