GORGE WALKING BRECON BEACONS
The nearest gorge walking location to us at the River Wye Activity Centre is at Pontneddfechan, in the Brecon Beacons. Gorge walking is an activity that gets the blood pumping right from the off and therefore really popular with school groups as well as stag or hen parties. Gorge walking involves climbing, caving, swimming and jumping into pools of water as you traverse upstream. We can also combine a gorge walking activity with some climbing and abseiling too, making it an adventure that will last an entire day!
The gorge walk is split into three sections. The lower section is accessed from the car park and leads down to the Mellte river, where walkers can jump in and begin their adventure. After traversing downstream, and underneath the side of the bridge, there is an opening to the left where the Sychryd river joins the larger Mellte.
Taking the left turn, there are a number of large boulders to climb over, as water gushes down over them. From here for another few hundred metres, there are various pools and small waterfalls that provide much entertainment for all abilities!
The upper section (the “Cascades”) is much steeper, and often impassable if the river levels are too high. However, when the weather is on our side, this section is usually the highlight of the trip. At the very top, gorge walkers are greeted with a fabulous waterfall that can be jumped safely into a deep pool.
A well trodden footpath then leads back down to the car park.
Call us on 01432 264 807.
- Full event management and instruction.
- Transport on request.
- Buoyancy aids, wetsuits and any other equipment you will require.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- A change of warm clothes plus towel.
- Trainers that can get wet.
- A sense of adventure!