Tawe: Abercraf to Twrch Confluence

Grade 3
Length 10 km
Paddleable low to medium

in Brecon Beacons · South Wales · other sections on Tawe


A good run, with an excellent gorge between nasty weirs. Watch out for Abercraf weir on a left-hand bend not far from the putin: it needs to be portaged early on river right. It can be inspecting by walking through the children's playground in the village. A great gorge follows before a double weir under a bridge just downstream of Ystradgynlais and the confluence with the Giedd. This can be difficult to stop above and so may be worth inspecting before you putin. A few easier weirs lead down the takeout on river right at the Twrch confluence.

Water Levels

Weirs become very nasty at high levels.

Getting There

Putin W3°42'13" N51°48'2"
Takeout W3°46'57" N51°45'38"

Putin along a footpath on river left at the upstream A4067 bridge in Abercraf. Takeout on river right at the confluence with the Twrch (between Ystragynlais and Ystalyfera).


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