OverviewMelincourt waterfall is a spectacular 24 meter waterfall located in the Vale of Neath, just south of the small town of Resolven. The falls a short distance and sign posted off the main heads of the valley rd (A465). The directions will take you to a small carpark with a picnic areas. The entrance to Melincourt falls trail is opposite and its a short 15-20 min walk to the main waterfall at the end of the gorge. The path is fairly level and well maintained by the Wildlife Trust making this an ideal waterfall walk for all. Please take special care if you have children as there are unguarded drops and slippy rocks. There is also a second unnamed waterfall that appears to the south of the main falls, this is a smaller tributary and is far more pronounced after rain.
‘I cannot call to mind a single valley that in the same extent of country comprises so much beautiful and picturesque scenery and so many interesting and special features as the Vale of Neath’ Alfred Russel Wallace, My Life, 1908The famous 19th Century naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace wrote this when he first experienced the Vale of Neath.
Melincourt Falls – Trail map