Beacons View, near Monmouth
Walk through heathland and woodland
Blaen y Glyn waterfall is within Talybont Forest in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park.
You can walk to Blaen y Glyn waterfall from two of our car parks.
Blaen y Glyn Isaf is the lower car park and Blaen y Glyn Uchaf is the upper car park.
There is a picnic bench in each car park.
You can walk to Blaen y Glyn waterfall from Blaen y Glyn Isaf (the lower car park) or Blaen y Glyn Uchaf (the upper car park).
The route from the lower car park is shorter and has less of a climb than the route from the upper cark park.
You can join the Beacons Way long distance path from the Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park.
For more information about the Beacons Way go to the National Park's website.
Blaen y Glyn is in the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park.
The National Park covers approximately 520 square miles of mountains and moorland in South and Mid Wales.
It is looked after by the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority.
For more information go to the National Park's visitor website.
Blaen y Glyn forms part of the National Forest for Wales.
The National Forest will:
It will form a connected ecological network running throughout Wales, bringing social, economic and environmental benefits.
Parts of the network will eventually form a trail running the length and breadth of Wales, so anyone can access it wherever they live.
For more information go to the National Forest for Wales website.
Sometimes we need to close or divert trails for your safety whilst we undertake maintenance work or other operations.
We may have to close a site in extreme weather, such as high winds or snow and ice, due to the risk of injury to visitors or staff.
Please always follow any instructions on site and any temporary diversion signs.
Blaen y Glyn Isaf and Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car parks are 11½ miles south of Brecon.
They are in the county of Powys.
Blaen y Glyn is on OS Explorer OL 12.
The OS grid references for the car parks are:
Take the A40 from Brecon towards Abergavenny.
After 5 miles, turn right signposted towards Talybont on Usk.
At the T-junction, turn right towards Pencelli.
In the village turn left following the signs towards Talybont Reservoir.
Continue for 5¼ miles and the Blaen y Glyn Isaf car park is just after a stone bridge on the right.
For the Blaen y Glyn Uchaf car park continue for a further ¾ mile and the car park is on the right.
The nearest mainline railway station is in Merthyr Tydfil.
For details of public transport go to the Traveline Cymru website.
Parking is free of charge.
Overnight parking is not permitted.
There are no staff at this location.
Contact our customer team for general enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday.