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Pistyll Rhaeadr

Pistyll Rhaeadr

Pistyll Rhaeadr

Waterfall or Gorge, free entry



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Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant,
SY10 0BZ


Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains, just inside Wales, west of Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

At 240ft (80m) high it is the UK tallest single drop waterfall. This much-loved waterfall captivating all who visit her. People have returned, generation after generation to take in the spirit and presence of this Special place. Many visitors mention how quickly they come to a sense of peace and reverence within themselves, seldom found in today's busy and fragmented world It is a great place to explore the Berwyn Mountains and surrounding hills, with many walks on all levels to suit a variety of walkers.

Tan-y-Pistyll – meaning little house under the waterfall is where the tea room is located, here we can supply a welcome cup of tea, snack or meal with a lovely view of the waterfall from the outside garden seating, or when its colder a warm log fire to sit by.

On-site light refreshments

Open all the time


Free entry



Plan route to Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 076293  Lat: 52.85396 Long: -3.37304

Travelling north on the A5 west of Telford. Turn left onto B4396 at Nesscliffe, and then go through Knockin. At the junction of main A483 road from Welshpool to Oswestry, cross-straight over (staggered junction) at the White Lion pub at Llynclys. Continue on the B4396 into Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (approx. 25 minutes).

Travelling south on the A5. Turn off the A5 at Oswestry by-pass onto the A483, signposted Welshpool. After 3 miles, south of Oswestry, turn right at Llyclys crossroads - the White Lion pub is on your right. Continue on the B4396 into Llanrhaeadr (approx. 25 mins).

In Llanrhaeadr, drive through the main square past the Wynstay Arms, and turn right into Waterfall Street just before Greatorex, the corner shop. The waterfall is signposted above the shop. Continue along Waterfall Street for four miles until the road ends at the waterfall.

Parking: with charge


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
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