Twrch (Tawe): Ystradowen to Tawe Confluence

Grade 3/4
Length 7 km
Paddleable high to spate

in Brecon Beacons · South Wales · other sections on Twrch (Tawe)


Fast and bouncy in big water; lots of weirs. At lost levels, all the weirs are runnable, the biggest being a sloping weir directly under the bridge in Ystalyfera. This is a possible takeout, or continue downstream to the Tawe confluence.

Water Levels

The rapid just downstream of the putin bridge should be well covered. If it looks bony at the start it won't be an inspiring run, although still possible as it is narrower downstream.

Getting There

Putin W3°48'22" N51°47'51"
Takeout W3°46'56" N51°45'38"

Putin in Ystradowen at a bridge down a small road off the A4068 just south of Cwmllynfell. Takeout in Ystalyfera, either at the bridge with the large weir underneath, or further downstream at the confluence with the Tawe.

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