From the junction in the centre of Talgarth, with the Tourist Information & Resource Centre on your right, turn right. The road passes over the River Enig and then take the sharp left turn which leads into Bell Street. After 50 metres, turn left opposite the Bell Hotel and follow the minor road up a hill for about 1 mile. A short distance after the last houses of Talgarth, the main reserve car park and entrance is on the right where you will find an information panel.
Nearest town: Talgarth.
GridReferenceSO 165 326
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Walking InformationThe reserve is an open access reserve, you are allowed to visit the reserve on foot for your quiet enjoyment of the wildlife present. Please keep to the paths and any dogs under close control.
AccessA surfaced easy access path, with a gradient suitable for people in wheelchairs and pushchairs, leads from the main car park into the heart of the reserve. From here, a more uneven and sometimes muddy path leads to the main waterfall. A network of other unsurfaced trails run around the reserve which can be uneven, muddy and feature steps in several places.
Geology TrailThe site has some very interesting geological features and there is a marked geology trail running around the site. A double side A3 leaflet describing the geological features and trail to look out for is available from the BWT office.
ParkingPlease park in site car park
DogsDogs must be on lead
Factsheets and Guides for Your Visit
This is the Trust’s most visited nature reserve in the Brecknock area and was extended in 2012 to double its original size, with the help of a grant from the Countryside Council for Wales.
It is 17.5 hectares of beautiful ancient woodland, which slopes down to the banks of the River Enig. Near the eastern end of the reserve the river plunges over a spectacular waterfall into a dark pool below, known as the “Witches Pool” from which the reserve gets it name.