Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall

On our return from camping at Bala lake (here's the review link), we stopped off at a beautiful waterfall called Pistyll Rhaeadr.

From the Pistyll Rhaeadr website ;
"Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales, west of Oswestry and Shrewsbury.
At 240ft (80m) high it is Britain's tallest single-drop waterfall, captivating all who visit her."

All we can say, is that we had a wonderful time there and if you are ever near this waterfall it is certainly worth the visit. Here are the details of our visit and what you can expect to find. There is a link to a video that we made at the bottom of this article.

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Whenever we go camping, we always try and find activities in the surrounding area to go and do, so we can then tell you about it and hpe that you have an even better holiday. Pistyll Rhaeadr is most certainly worth a visit and the memory of it will remain with us for a long time.

There is only one road in to the Tea Rooms that sit at the bottom of the water fall. It's a narrow road with quite a few pot holes, so take your time as the waterfall isn't going anywhere.

When we arrived, we opted to pay the £4 to park on the grounds of the tea room. There are a few places to park on the road, but it is narrow and they were all occupied when we arrived so just make sure you've got a few quid in your pocket.

From the carpark, it takes about just a few minutes to get to the base of the waterfall.

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Although the view from the bottom of the fall was lovely, we decided to have a walk up to the top. Off to the right is a path that will take you up, it took us about 15 minutes. It is signposted and quite straight forward, the path is pretty even but steep at some points and there is a style to climb over. However, when you get to the top the view is brilliant.

If you are feeling brave, you can make your way across the river to look at the falls from the opposite side. Of course we had to do this, and got some excellent video footage whilst we were over there. Do be warned though, the rocks can be very slippery and you might want to consider taking your boots/socks off and paddling over as it is only knee deep. I didn't want to get wet so I jumped over using the rocks and my 'gazelle like' grace. I managed to disappoint my spectators of this amazing feat, who were waiting for me to slip and fall on my arse by arriving back on the other side dry and with my dignity intact.

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We walked back down the path from the falls and decided we could not go home before sampling some cream teas from the Tea Rooms. We sat in the lovely gardens, surrounded by flowers, small birds and a nice view of the waterfall that we had just been on top of.

Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls - definitely worth a visit. Here is the YouTube link to our video.