Walking The Blaenhafren Falls Trail at Hafren Forest, Wales

Camping with Style Camping Blog | Activities • Glamping • Travel • Adventure

We were glamping in mid-Wales at Cledan Valley, near Carno and a bit of research prior to our stay revealed Hafren Forest and it’s many waterfalls to be close by. This was our first decent walk since I hurt my ankle so It was awesome to be back outdoors and exploring a new area. Whilst the weather wasn’t perfect, it did stay mostly dry so we were able to take plenty of photographs, and were even treated to some glimpses of blue sky.

Hafren Forest walk in Wales

Hafren Forest walk in Wales

Beautiful scenery and easy to follow trails made this walk a real pleasure. We chose to do two circular walking routes, taking in the short 2 mile Severn Break It’s Neck fall trail, and then on to a second 3 mile scenic trail through the heart of the forest, which took us on to Blaenhafren Falls.

Hafren Forest walk in Wales

There’s a free carpark at the visitor centre, along with some toilets and signs detailing the various routes. There are walks for all ages and abilities to choose from, including the 0.5 mile Cascades trail, which is a short but pretty walk that is also wheelchair accessible. For those looking for something a bit more demanding (but still requires zero navigation skills) there’s the option of the 7 mile Source of the Severn Trail.

Severn Break It’s Neck Falls

Severn Break It's Neck FallsSevern Break It’s Neck Falls

Severn Break It's Neck Falls

Blaenhafren Falls

We finish the circular walk to Severn Break It’s Neck falls and arrive back at the visitor centre, the starting point of all of the sign-posted walks. We decide to do a second walk and choose the blue trail which takes us through stunning pine forest, following the river Severn up to Blaenhafren Falls.

Blaenhafren Falls Sign post

Blaenhafren Falls

Blaenhafren Falls

We walked for less than 3 hours in total and found Hafren Forest was the perfect destination for us; no need to plan your walk in advance the trails are so easy to follow that it makes the ideal choice for families and novice walkers. The stunning scenery made for a truly relaxing afternoon, thoroughly recommend if you’re looking for easy short walks in the area.

Hafren Forest walk in Wales

Hafren Forest Walking Route

Where to next?

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save