The ‘Batman’ Waterfall is the highest single drop fall in South Wales, tucked away on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons, near the upper Swansea valley.Henrhyd Falls is a spectacular and beautiful waterfall with a unbroken drop of 90ft (27m) making it the highest waterfall in the Brecon Beacons national Park. The waterfall is owned by the National Trust and entry is free.
AccessHenrhyd Waterfall is located in a deep wooded gorge which is accessible only by walking down a steep but well maintained footpath. Allow 20-30 mins each way. The walk takes you through a native woodland of Oak and Ash. A foot bridge across the river Nant leech at the bottom of the Gorge leads to a path that takes you to the waterfall itself. Particular care should be taken as you near the waterfall because the path becomes narrow, the surface more uneven and is often wet and slippery from the spray the waterfall produces. It is possible to make your way along a narrow, stony and uneven path behind the waterfall which extreme care. It is strongly advised not to try this when fall is in full flow as the spray makes it almost impossible to stand on the narrow rocky path. If you have children with you then especial care should be taken to surpass them throughout this walk.
Batmans WaterfallHenrhyd Waterfall also known locally as the Batcave after a cameo appearance in the Batman movie ‘The dark Knight Rises’. In the movie after receiving a package from Bruce, Blake locates the hidden waterfall entrance to the Batcave.
ParkingA small unattended national Trust Carpark can be found at the top of the access footpath. There are several information boards showing the route of the walk.
Alternative routeA longer and very scenic trail through the Nant Llech Gorge taking in several smaller falls on the way can be found near the village of Abercrave and takes approx 2 hours each way. This trail joins the main access path near the wooden bridge at the bottom of the gorge. See Nant Llech Trail for details.