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Waterfalls of the Afon Mellte and Afon Hepste

18 months ago
Walkers passing behind Sgŵd yr Eira
This Geotrip is a figure-of-eight walk from Gwaun Hepste car park a little south of Ystradfellte. There is a small parking charge payable at a machine. The walk begins by leaving the car park towards the south on a wide forestry road. After about a kilometre, a signposted track Photo branches off towards the right to begin descending towards the Afon Mellte. Soon after, the first and tallest of the waterfalls, Sgŵd Clun-gwyn, can be first heard Photo and then seen...
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Reservoirs and poor judgement

44 months ago
Craig Goch reservoir
I hadn't quite appreciated just how much snow there was in the Elenydd after the heavy Easter snowfall. We had very little of it in the western foothills. Starting from the dam Photo of Craig Goch Photo, the topmost of the Cwm Elan reservoirs, I followed a track Photo up the side of Esgair Perfedd, originally aiming for the Roman camp and the waterfall next to the Rhaeadr mountain road. But I wasn't really prepared for serious snow, and when I encountered extended...
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The source grounds of the Afon Irfon

63 months ago
Moorland at the head of the Afon Irfon
14 Apr 2014 A walk to start the season, with relatively little ascent but some tough terrain. Starting from the Tregaron-Abergwesyn mountain road near the turn-off to Dolgoch hostel Photo, I took the forestry track onto Bryn Crwn Photo, gaining height over Nant-ystalwyn farmhouse at the bottom of Dyffryn Tywi Photo fairly quickly. The landmark waterfall Photo visible from the road is mostly above this track, with a few further cascades after passing the...
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