Henrhyd Falls

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Henrhyd Falls
Henrhyd Falls 2014-09-04 - 1.jpg
Henrhyd Waterfall.
Location Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Total height 90 feet (27 m)
Watercourse Nant Llech

Henrhyd Falls (Welsh: Sgwd Henrhyd) in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, is the tallest waterfall in southern Wales with a drop of 90 feet (27 m). It lies on National Trust land, in the county of Brecknockshire.


The falls occur where the small river, the Nant Llech (grid reference SN854122) drops over the faulted edge of a hard sandstone known as the Farewell Rock. The nearest settlement to it is Coelbren, on the road between Glynneath and Abercraf. Though not in the core of the area, it is considered by many to constitute a part of Wales' celebrated Waterfall Country.[1][2]


View of the falls showing the undercut rock behind the falls

The waterfall is reached after a steep walk down into the valley from the car park established by the National Trust, and is a popular spot to visit. One of the area's most famous visitors was Sir William Edmond Logan (later head of the Geological Survey of Canada), who carried out detailed geological survey work in the area, discovering near the foot of the falls the fossil trees which now stand outside Swansea Museum.

The final scene of The Dark Knight Rises was filmed at the waterfall, where it doubled as the entrance for the Batcave.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Explorer map OL12 'Brecon Beacons National Park: western area'
  2. ^ British Geological Survey 1:50,000 map sheet 231 'Merthyr Tydfil' & accompanying memoir

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Coordinates: 51°47′39″N 3°39′48″W / 51.7943°N 3.6633°W / 51.7943; -3.6633