Talybont Waterfalls- The Day of Many Falls
We go back to Talybont to see yet more waterfalls! On this Talybont waterfalls walk there’s practically a waterfall every few yards, and we spent a very happy day filming them.
It’s a walk we highly recommend.
Jo: Don’t put your finger in the grease.
Jo: You should know that it’s there.
Just gonna do my hair.
Well, today we are back at Talybont for episode three of the Talybont Waterfall experience extravaganza.
We’re doing a walk that starts a little bit further down the hill than we have started from before, and it’s gonna wander up and there’s lots of lovely Falls, and then we’re gonna wander out onto the open moorland where there is another apparently quite big fall.
And hopefully, because of the fact that it’s been chucking it down, for the last couple of weeks now there should be plenty of water, which means plenty of decent looking waterfalls.
And that’s what we’re all about.
But, first things first, we’ve got to cover ourselves in suncream.
Jo: I am standing in front of quite a pretty river.
It’s a hat weather day today because it’s quite….
Quite warm, quite humid, quite flyi-ey.
I’m quite pleased to be out after two solid weeks of just rain.
This is gonna be one of those days where we walk along a bit, and we stop, and we look at stuff, and then we walk along a bit, and we stop, and we look at stuff.
This is one of the spots that people come to because of the fact that it’s so pretty and picturesque and what have you.
If you look upstream behind me, you probably can’t see that there’s a group of people up there enjoying the fact that river, waterfall, waterfall, river.
You can see this is waterfall number one.
There’s a lot of water coming down off it because we’ve had so much rain recently.
This is obviously quite a popular spot.
Lots of people taking the walk up the mountainside today I can tell you.
Obviously this is the place to be.
It’s not a huge drop, but it’s enough to, you know, do all the right things to make you go ‘Ooo look, a waterfall’.
Which you can’t really knock.
We’re going……. up there.
I look like I’m in Jurassic park.
I am the person that’s either the scientific boffin that survives it, or I am the wanna be explorer who gets eaten within the first seconds of the film.
Thought that it would be quiet today because it’s a weekday.
But this particular walk seems to be quite popular.
We’ve seen people, which is not something we’re used to on these walks.
We’re still getting some nice waterfall shots and having some nice talks, so it’s going to take three times as long as it normally does.
Listen to that noise.
That is a waterfall that has been fed by two solid weeks worth of rain.
From our last walk, we were told that it wasn’t all that worth it because it hadn’t been raining so they were quite empty.
It’s been well worth the wait- been wanting to get out for a while now.
So, quite pleased.
My eye’s watering. Suncream.
Ian: In fact, really it’s a cascade of waterfalls.
It gets me really excited. I don’t know why.
There’s just something about that.
What I really want to do is jump in.
But we are going to be hiking a long way in that direction, and you really don’t want to do that wet.
Because of the chafe.
Now we’re going to continue heading up a bit further.
I get feeling that there’s a waterfall up there that we’ve already seen.
Could it have been involved in another film?
We shall have to wait and see. (Hums chase music)
Yes, Jo walked up the… well climbed up the hard way, and I just walked up the easy way.
And I’d like to point out that it was because it was closer, not because I can’t climb.
Ian: This is the top of waterfall number two; which is probably also waterfall number three, but I don’t know.
Either way, this is the beginning of that chute of falls.
But the thing about this is because it’s tucked down into a gully it’s quite easy to miss it.
I wonder how many people just wander past and never see the fact that the thing’s here.
If you wanted to, you could consider this one to be waterfall number three, but I prefer to think of it as sort of a shoot as opposed to a waterfall, because the water does let the fall it sort of slides down.
I don’t know if you can see, but just the other side of Jo there, amongst the darkness, there’s another waterfall. Now this is our fourth waterfall, but it’s actually coming into the stream that we’re following.
It’s a confluence waterfall.
It’s another kind of a shoot sort of thing so you’ve got lots and lots of white coming all the way down it because nothing is really dropping.
Just running over sloping rock.
And now I’m being attacked by midges.
I spy with my little camera… A series of waterfalls again.
So here we are for our fifth and sixth waterfalls.
These are a lovely cascade.
This is exactly that we want in a set of waterfalls.
A really nice plunge pool.
Which is apparently ideal for doing a spot of swimming.
There have been a number of people swimming in it in the time that we’ve been trying to film it.
I can understand why this one’s so popular.
Go five steps and there’s a waterfall.
Little ones, big ones, cardboard box.
There are some that are tucked away.
There are some that are on the cover of trees.
Some you have to scramble to get to, some are easily on display, and they’re all beautiful, pretty, and spectacular.
And it’s well worth a visit.
The only issue with this waterfalls walk is: the car park is really quite small.
So if you come on a busy day chances are you’ll be walking a long time before you even get to the waterfall car park to begin your walk.
Well we’ve reached waterfall number eight, and I like waterfall number eight.
It’s not particularly big but it’s very secluded.
And it’s contained within its own little bunch of trees and what-have-yous got some interesting trees that are hanging out as a result of the fact that the water’s washed away its roots.
It’s difficult to get to from this side of the river.
I’m gonna have a crack at it though.
There’s a bridge behind me, I’m gonna wander over have a look from the other side which I think it’ll be much easier.
Jo: I’d just use the bridge.
Well, I was wondering, if you can get down into here…
Yeah, I’m gonna use the bridge.
See, this is what we go through to get you the perfect waterfall shots.
Lunacy! Lunacy I tell you.
Jo: Are your shoes even waterproof still?
Yes. Fortunately my shoes are still waterproof.
Jo: So where we going next?
Up there, there’s a big waterfall that you have seen before!
We’ve made it to the waterfall that we ended with last time and there’s an awful lot more water coming down off it now, it’s crazy.
Well I suppose it has been raining for a couple of weeks solid so there we go.
There’s something really relaxing about filming waterfalls, all the different aspects just looking at it you might otherwise miss.
The way the waves of the water deviate, the way it bounces over the rocks, and the little rivulets over the stream.
Yeah, it’s very peaceful.
I love this waterfall.
It’s sitting in a little horseshoe shaped thing, and it’s secluded, and it’s very popular with the tourists, because they keep coming in droves.
Which is understandable, it looks great.
I find myself in the middle of two Cascades but you have to climb over a fence, and there’s no path- so it doesn’t lead anywhere.
Not as impressive as the ones we’ve seen so far by any stretch of the imagination.
There was, by the looks of it, a style to get over the gate.
We thought maybe it just rotted away because quite often you see styles that are going.
So I had a quick recce to see if there’s a path.
We’ll show you the waterfalls that you otherwise would miss.
This little section of waterfalls behind me is what we’re going to call waterfall number nine, because it’s the ninth waterfall.
Annnd it’s practically inaccessible.
It’s really difficult to get down to, what I’m standing now it is incredibly slippery.
So at any point now I could just disappear out of shot.
It’s quite some distance and I have no idea how deep that thing is.
It’s got a great sound though hasn’t it?
If you’re looking for waterfalls with good
sound this is a good one.
I think we’re about to run out of footpath as well, because looking at the map there should be a footpath going that way, and as far as I can tell it’s just overgrown.
Obviously no-one’s been down here with a strimmer in quite some time.
Jo: Hehe, you look like you’re about to ride it.
Ride ’em cowboy.
Ian: Onwards and upwards… possibly
Well then we’re gonna go around the corner and I’m gonna just see…
I’m pretty sure that this is the end of this footpath.
I think it’s up there.
Ah! No nono! Look!
Here you go.
It does keep going.
Jo: Ahhh, there it is.
Ian: Hurray for the footpath!
Jo: *makes triumphant noise*
Jo: Does the path end?
Well the path just seems to fizzle out.
Jo: It always seems to be after we’ve climbed up a hill.
Okay so, fizzling out path.
There is a slight path over in that direction.
We’ll give that one a try.
The path has turned into something that is more like a sheep track.
I think it keeps going.
Jo: There is a path in there people.
Jo: We will find it.
Okay, so… it was all (aaark) going very well, and we were vaguely wondering through footpaths that sort of were and weren’t, and now, below us is the river,
but the footpath he’s tiny.
The map assured us that it was a footpath.
Other people have been along these paths.
We can tell this because there are the signs of footfall and doggy footfall.
The annoying thing is we can hear lots of waterfalls below us, and far as I can tell, there’s no way of getting to them.
Which is a great shame.
But c’est la vie.
Whoa Joey’s gonna fall over in front of me in a moment.
She’s basically a walking hat today.
It got worse. And quite narrow and slippery as well.
It’s quite fun though.
Ummm, it’s not a path.
Well it is a path, but it doesn’t really lead anywhere.
We now have to find a way to cross the river.
There are two paths when you get to the big waterfall at the bottom.
Three paths I should say.
One goes to the right-hand side of the river and is a -minute walk, apparently-it takes in the waterfalls along the side of the river; one takes you up to one of the car parks that we parked in last time we did the waterfalls walk, and the third, is the one that we took, which is largely a sheep track that… is for adventurers only let’s say, that leads to the river eventually.
Assuming you don’t get lost on another sheep track.
And then you have to find a way to cross the river.
So those are your three options.
There’s something quite fun about scrambling through
Woodlands even if it isn’t quite the walk that we’d intended to go on.
There is a path, it becomes increasingly difficult to follow it and the further you go, and eventually it just spits you out next to the river which, although I’ve just crossed the river and then jumped back again,
I don’t necessarily know that it’s what you’d call a spot to get across the river.
Quite an adventure this.
In Episode four what we’re going to do is we’re going to go back down to waterfall number eight- from this program; which was also the last waterfall that we reached in the previous episode.
We’re gonna come and visit the plethora of waterfalls that we could hear from the other path but couldn’t see.
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We’ll decide what we’ll call them. But it’ll be episode four of the waterfalls hunts thing.