Ystradfellte lies in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Powys, South Wales. With a 16th Century church (Church of St Mary), a red telephone box, a pub (The New Inn), a Victorian lamp post, and a river running by, Ystradfellte is all that we could wish for in a typical Welsh village.
The village is popular with walkers and those who enjoy outdoor activities. It sits on the bank of the river Mellte, formed by the confluence of the rivers Llia and Dringarth, in an area known as “Waterfall Country.” The Mellte then flows on to Pontneddfechan, where it meets with the Nedd Fechan river and forms the river Neath.
The area 3km south of Ystradfellte abounds with caves, waterfalls and hill walks. Indeed many visit this part of the Brecon Beacons for activity sports and extreme sports including jumping into the nearest river or diving off the nearest waterfall. Porth-yr-Ogof (Mouth of the Cave) has the largest cave entrance in Wales. Once in the depths of the cave, cavers will face challenges such as The Wormhole, Death Ledge, The Creek, The Letterbox and the two Washing Machines! Care should always be taken inside Porth yr Ogof, especially around the Resurgence Pool, where the river Mellte appears.
Another attraction worth visiting is the Waterfalls Walk, which makes its way along the Mellte, passing the Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn and the Sgwd Clun-gwyn waterfalls. Visitors will enjoy the end of the walk, where the path goes behind the Sgwd yr Eira waterfall!