The walks is a moderate walk that starts at the car park at
Cwm Rhaeadr near Llandovery.
Park in the forest car park and walk back to the road turn right and
follow the road for several hundred meters going past some cottages in a
dip, After rising back up past the cottages you will see a wooden gate
with a track beyond. Turn up the track and follow it up, there are
wonderful views of the Brecon Beacons as you ascend.
At the end of the track is a metal gate which gives access to the open land on the mountain. As you go through the gate turn right and (after an initial zig zag) find the track that goes up the mountain. The track continues up until you reach a plateau on top. At this point you need to navigate carefully in roughly a north direction. It can be disorientating up on top; but you are aiming for a point behind the waterfall at Craig Ddu. Also be aware of the cliff edge near the waterfall especially in bad weather. This area can be muddy in wet weather.
Walk down to the stream, Nant y Rhaeadr, that feeds the waterfall and cross it carefully via the large stepping stones taking care as they are often slippery. This is a good spot to stop for a break on the rocks that are just behind the waterfall. The views are magnificent.
After enjoying the view continue up the path on the other side in almost a northerly direction until you meet the footpath heading south east that brings you to the back of the forest. Find the small gate into the forest, cross the mountain bike track and walk down to the forest trac. Turn left here then descend down the forest track bearing left at the first junction then swinging right at the second. This will bring you back to the car park where you started.
Please ensure that you are properly equipped for the ground conditions
and weather. The information on this site is given in good faith and was
accurate at the time of writing but you are responsible for your own
safety when out walking. We accept no liability for anyone doing anything stupid!