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This beautiful waterfall is a pretty easy walk from the Waterfall Centre in Pontneddfechan. In the middle of the village (opposite the toilets) you’ll find a gate to the path north along the western bank of the River Neath. Then after just under a mile it’s best to cross the river over a footbridge to the opposite bank and then carry on north following the river, on the eastern bank (although technically you’re now following the Afon Pyrddin). From here it’s only a short walk until you’ll find the stunning sight of Sgwd Gwladus falling over a rocky ridge. Like all of the waterfalls in the area the classic time to visit is in the autumn, when the leaves have turned, to add colour to the scene.
There are plenty of other waterfalls if you walk back to the footbridge and follow the River Neath to the east, including Sgwd Ddwli.