Things to know before you go

There is often a high demand for visiting this area which leads to congestion. We strongly advise you plan your trip in advance.

Please be aware of the following key information:

  • Roads around many waterfalls can be very narrow, and are often single track with little visibility and few passing places. Be prepared to give way and reverse on narrow lanes.
  • Car parks are small, get very busy and are often full before midday. You can check the status of car parks in the area using the Brecon Beacons car parking information page before you travel.
  • Only park in designated car parks and not on verges or pavements. Be aware that if you park illegally, you will receive a fine.
  • All car parks are cash only so ensure you have change with you to pay for your parking.
  • The waterfalls are not close to the car parks. To reach the falls requires a long walk on uneven terrain.
  • There are limited toilet facilities at the car parks and no toilets at the falls.
  • The falls are not accessible for buggies, pushchairs or wheelchairs.
  • Make sure to follow one-way advisory signage where requested.
  • Keep an eye on Brecon Beacons social media for important announcements on the day you are visiting.

Looking after yourself and the countryside

  • Keep on the waymarked paths – they will offer you the safest route.
  • If you bring it here, take it home – litter can spoil everyone’s visit.
  • Watch where you step! – plants, especially mosses, are fragile and slow growing and easily trampled.
  • Fires are devastating, leave standing and fallen trees for the wildlife.
  • Peace and quiet are appreciated by the local residents, both people and animals.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is 520 square miles so there are plenty of other spots to explore - explore the Brecon Beacons National Park website for more information.

Be safe!

Exploring the outdoors is fantastic fun, but read up on the risks and make sure you are prepared.

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