Aberdulais Falls, Wales

Aberdulais Falls in May 2018

My husband and I visited a number of waterfalls when we visited Wales in May 2018. Some of the falls we found on a strenuous 8 mile hike. Others, like Aberdulais Falls, were rather easy to visit. I think we did pass the parking lot and realized that we needed to turn around.

We stayed in Neath as there were waterfalls nearby and Brecon Beacons National Park isn’t terribly far away. Aberdulais Falls is the closest waterfall to Neath that we visited. Once you find the parking area, there is an entrance fee to enter the park. It is part of the National Trust and there is a nice café and gift shop. There is also a lot of history at Aberdulais Falls, as I believe the waterfall was used as a source of hydroelectric power/milling.

As of writing this, Aberdulais Falls National Trust is temporarily closed. When I head to their website, it mentions being closed for essential maintenance. A reopening date isn’t listed, so keep checking the website and google if you’re interested in visiting.

Directions:

  1. From Swansea or Neath, hop on the A465 heading northeast.
  2. Take the A4109 exit toward Seven Sisters/Blaendulais/Tonna.
  3. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Main Road/A4109. Aberdulais Falls is on the left.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 13′
Length of Hike: roadside

A wider view of Aberdulais Falls

Where in the World is Aberdulais Falls?

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