Beautiful easy walk, 1 hour, 2 miles long (cars have used the forestry road – see below).
This spectacular high waterfall, one of the hidden gems of Wales, gushes down the heather clad slopes of the valley of Afon Eiddew, near Lake Vyrnwy, known locally as Pistyll Rhyd-y-meincau, it is commonly known as Rhiwargor Waterfall.
One of the highest of the falls surrounding Lake Vyrnwy, the waterfall is situated at the northern end of the lake and can be reached by a short walk from the Rhiwargor Waterfall car park.
From the Rhiwargor Waterfall car park at the northern end of Lake Vyrnwy, follow the path that leads up along the valley of the Afon Eiddew, following the course of the stream and crossing a wooden bridge to reach the waterfall. This walk is mainly on the flat with only small ascents. For those wanting to walk further, there are some extremely beautiful ‘private’ pools if you walk up the left hand side of the falls!
Either retrace your steps to return or take the forest track to return to the car park.
Blue is the walk - red is the forestry road which is usually open. Permission is officially required for driving through Forestry Commission land, but retrieving a tired walker / elderly aunt rather than calling out mountain rescue would be favourable?!