Henrhyd Falls

This spectacular waterfall, the highest in the Geopark, drops off the edge of the Farewell Rock into a wooded gorge.

OS grid ref SN 853119

The falls and car park are owned and managed by the National Trust.


  • Carboniferous: Farewell Rock, Coal Measures


  • OS Landranger 160, Explorer map OL12
  • Geological — BGS 1:50,000 sheet: 231 ‘Merthyr Tydfil’



  • Seasonal cafe at Coelbren Welfare Hall – open daily through Easter and summer holidays
  • NT interpretive panel at car park
  • Free car parking at SN 853121
  • Entry: free


  • Steep narrow paths; steep wooden steps; slippery rocks below waterfall

Transport links

  • By car — signed along minor roads from A4221 and A4067
  • By train — nearest stations at Neath and Merthyr Tydfil — see Traveline Cymru
  • By bus — see Traveline Cymru; 63 service (Stagecoach) stops at Glyntawe & Pen-y-cae
  • By bike — use the section of National Cycle Network from Ystradgynlais to Coelbren

Other attractions nearby