Henrhyd Falls Walk
The Henrhyd Falls Walk is a fantastic outdoor adventure in Brecon Beacons National Park that will lead you through a forested valley to view a cascading waterfall. While out walking the trail, you will visit the site of Henrhyd Falls that is perhaps best-known as the filming location for Batman’s Cave in The Dark Knight Rises, before making your way through a serene woodland valley along the banks of Nant Llech. This walking route is perfectly suited for a relaxing weekend stroll in a peaceful forest surrounded by scenic waterways.
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Route Description for Henrhyd Falls Walk
The Henrhyd Falls Walk is a fairly easy-going adventure in Wales that can be completed by a wide range of walking enthusiasts; however, a good portion of the route after visiting Henrhyd Falls features rocky terrain that can become quite slippery and dangerous. Be sure to wear proper walking boots that are waterproof, particularly after periods of heavy rainfall.
Although this riverside portion of the walk is a bit on the rugged side, the spectacular views of the highest waterfall in South Wales and the tranquil woodland setting is more than enough to make up for the trouble. This is a great adventure if you are hoping to get outside and reconnect with nature in a beautifully scenic forest/riverside setting.
Setting out from the car park, you will make your way into the cover of the forest and follow the path to the southwest for the next 0.2 km. Arriving at a fork in the trail, take the path on the left and follow it across the banks of Nant Llech, keeping left until you arrive at the beautifully scenic location of Henrhyd Falls. Here, you can explore the area and take in the views of the 27 m tall cascading falls that were used to portray Batman’s cave in The Dark Knight Rises.
After visiting the falls, retrace your steps along the trail and cross back over Nant Llech, heading left along the footpath to make your way through the serene woodland valley. Here, you will continue along the forested path to the northwest for the next 2.2 km as it runs parallel to Nant Llech, providing you with a relaxing waterside atmosphere and the chance to view local wildlife.
Once you have arrived at the edge of the road, cross directly over to the other side in order to pick up the footpath, continuing slightly downhill through the forest until you reach the banks of the River Tawe. As this marks the terminus of the route, pause here for a quick break before heading back along the exact same route to return to the car park having completed the Henrhyd Falls Walk.
Located near the village of Coelbren in Brecon Beacons National Park, Henrhyd Falls is a stunning waterfall along Nant Llech and features a 27 m drop, making it the tallest waterfall in South Wales. Pop culture fans will likely recognize Henrhyd Falls as the filming location for Batman’s cave in the Christopher Nolan film The Dark Knight Rises.
Frequently Asked Questions
What was filmed at Henrhyd Falls?
Henrhyd Falls is a most well-known as the filming location for Batman’s cave in the film The Dark Knight Rises.
How tall is Henrhyd Falls?
With a drop of 27 m, Henrhyd Falls is the highest waterfall in South Wales.
Insider Hints for Henrhyd Falls Walk
- Arrive early to secure parking, as the trail will be busy and the car park is fairly small.
- Wear proper walking footwear, particularly water-resistant boots after periods of wet weather.
- Wild swimming is possible at the falls, so bring your swimsuit if you fancy a quick dip.
Getting to the Henrhyd Falls Walk Trailhead
The trailhead for the Henrhyd Falls Walk can be found at the Henrhyd Falls car park, just 0.6 km northeast of Coelbren.
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