Tawe: Upper Tawe Gorge

Grade 5
Length 6 km
Current Level scrape @0.89 21 minutes ago

in Brecon Beacons · South Wales · other sections on Tawe


Decent water leads down into the gorge with a 5m waterfall shortly after the entrance. Plenty more excellent drops follow, but watch out for trees. The river eases off to grade 3/4 as the banks open out, and you pass the Tywynni confluence before taking out river right just above the bridge at Glyntawe or carrying on downstream straight onto the next section.

Water Levels

Rises and falls very quickly.

Getting There

Putin W3°40'6" N51°52'26"
Takeout W3°40'33" N51°50'13"

Takeout at the A4067 bridge at Glyntawe (or better, paddle the section downstream). To reach the putin turn off the A4067 along a minor road up river left just north of Glyntawe and continue for a few km until the road comes close to the river.


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