Rhondda Fawr: Porth to Hopkinstown

Grade 3/4
Length 5 km
Paddleable low to high

in South Wales · other sections on Rhondda Fawr


A good finish to the upper Rhondda Fawr or the Rhondda Fach. Highlight is a series of semi-natural ledges under the railway bridge. Takeout river left just above Hopkinstown.

Water Levels

Note that in spate this becomes a serious undertaking: the railway bridge rapids become unpaddleable and the section downstream testing.

Getting There

Putin W3°24'38" N51°36'48"
Takeout W3°21'22" N51°36'16"

Putin somewhere convenient in Porth, or paddle down from the section above or the Rhondda Fawr. Takeout at the carpark just off the A4058 in Hopkinstown.


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