Walks near Pistyll Rhaeadr

Walks near Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall and exploring the Berwyns mountain range and maps

Most of the Berwyn mountain range is ‘Access Land’ which means that visitors have the right to walk across the open hills. The waterfall itself, Pistyll Rhaeadr makes a great starting point for an ascent of the main Berwyn ridge, including Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych.

Type of walk
Moderate to Challenging

It is advisable to wear appropriate mountain walking footwear and clothing and maps can come very handy too.

Safety advice
Particular care should be taken while walking to the top of the falls as the walk can be quite challenging at times and especially on a wet rainy day. The top of the fall does not have safety railings or warning signs, nor there are any use of concrete to tame the streams leading to the waterfall. This is to ensure the beautiful site is left as intact and close to nature as possible. 


Length of the walk to Pistyll Rhaeadr
Walking up to the top of the waterfall which may take approximately 20 minutes can be a fantastic half day visit. The walk from the car park to the base of the waterfall takes you to an iron bridge crossing over the river offering great view of the waterfall. The bridge also leads to the nearby woodland walks and public footpath.
You can also plan a picnic by the top of the fall and afterwards extend it to a full day out by exploring the Berwyn Mountains.

View Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls in Powys, Wales in a larger map

Pistyll Rhaeadr Facts

Height of the waterfall - 240 feet or 73 metres
Drops - 3 drops, longest drop is 40 metre
Location - Powys, Wales
Mountains - Berwyn mountain range
Area of the mountain range - 93 square miles
Length of walks - half day to full day
Walk to top of waterfall - challenging, approx. 20 mins to top
Nearest village - Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant (4 miles)
Postcode for nearest village -
SY10 0JX

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