SN9009 : Run of waterfalls on the Nedd Fechan

taken 7 years ago, near to Pontneddfechan, Powys, Great Britain

Run of waterfalls on the Nedd Fechan
Run of waterfalls on the Nedd Fechan
This section of the Nedd Fechan comprises three significant waterfalls, namely Sgwd y Bedol (Welsh; 'the horseshoe falls') in the foreground and in the distance Sgwd Ddwli Isaf (Welsh; 'the gushing falls, lowest'), with some smaller cascades in-between. (Just upstream - and out of sight - is Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf or 'highest gushing falls'). Two human figures provide an idea of scale.

The lower falls, Sgwd y Bedol, are partly fossilised by the river adopting a new course as a result of eroding the v-shaped (or horseshoe shaped) passage on the right of its course (as viewed here). The old falls were where the gentleman in red now stands. Only in full spate would the whole extent be covered maybe.

The chap in red was up from south of Bath and was very impressed with 'the waterfall country' of this locality, easily repaying the time and costs to drive up here with several large waterfalls and much else of interest. Even his two dogs looked pretty impressed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 9027 0971 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.5161N 3:35.5102W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 9024 0969
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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