This time we check out the Talybont waterfalls lower down in the valley, and there are some beauty’s right there. The video includes a mystery mushroom we have been reliably informed is a stink horn, and boy does it!
We scrambled over muddy banks, and clambered over rocks. The waterfalls were absolutely worth going the extra mile- and I don’t think that many people get to see the ones we detoured to as they were slightly awkward to get to.
Day two of the waterfall Talybont walk thingy.</h2
What happened was, we walked the walk, got to the middle point and thought,
“you know what this is a bit steep, it would be foolish to go down here, considering it’s going to take us a good three hours to walk it, by the time we get back it’ll be starting to get dark, and we thought- “no let’s not do that.
What we can do is, we can walk the rest of the route in the opposite direction, taking in the waterfalls that we would have seen, had we been able to continue the route which of course we couldn’t because of the fact that it was too steep.’
What he said.
Waterfall one is currently being filmed by Ian.
This is a series of three waterfalls which I haven’t filmed yet, because it’s just gone overcast.
It’s pretty impressive actually.
This is getting a little bit ridiculous now.
We’ve barely gone off the beaten track and the first waterfalls that I was filming up there,
I’ve come down a little further and there’s another cascade and I can hear that there might be another waterfall behind me, and we found, a load of waterfalls.
“A lot a lot’ of waterfalls.
This is gonna be a very waterfally waterfall episode.
We have reached our first major fall and this one is quite impressive I have to say.
It’s a bit of a treacherous thing to get to this waterfall because the surface that I’m standing on is basically made up from the pine needles that are dropping from pine trees above me.
Which means that the whole thing is very slippery.
We’re up at the top of it at the moment.
We’re gonna try and get down to the bottom of it so we can give you a better view.
Alternatively you’re just going to have to look down on it; which is still quite impressive.
Surrounded by woodland, so I’m a happy bunny today.
This is the path to a better shot of the waterfall I’ve just been filming.
That was a smelly mushroom, attracting flies.
If any of you know what it is, please let me know in the comments because, paugh it smells, but oo it’s interesting.
There’s stands Ian, for the last time.
Ohhhh. There’s a big hole underneath me.
Jo: You’d have thought you’d have found that from standing up there.
Jo: He’s still alive.
Jo: How silly do you feel?
Um, fine. No I got, I got a good shot hopefully.
I shouldn’t feel silly at all, I mean, you know…..
Death is only the beginning.
Jo: Of what?
Ian: I don’t know.
That is the sound of waterfalls in the distance, and also traffic.
But it’s the waterfalls are going to find, so the waterfall, I shall go and seek now.
We’re going down there where there’s waterfalls.
That’s where we’re going.
Little bit of a bit where you can’t get down into the gully that the river is flowing through at the moment.
So our only choice is to head further down, and that’s got quite a few more waterfalls.
We’ve now managed to come down that steep bank up here and get ourselves into the bottom of the gully through which this little river flows.
And there are an awful lot more waterfalls than I was expecting.
I don’t think many people come down to visit these waterfalls.
Can’t think why.
My camera’s quite muddy now.
I should imagine that by the end of this waterfalls thing I’m going to have a brown camera instead of a black one.
It’s about the same business owner is right now, because I did that all on my backside.
That was fun!
You know, you can’t fall from a prone position.
Seems to be becoming a theme doesn’t it?
Jo and her muddy clothes.
Dragging her backside through the countryside.
I’m on top of the worrrrld!
And the sun went in.
That’s not gonna work, you’re going to end up going in.
Oh it is gonna work!
I’d quite like to go for a swim in there but you know, Jo- We can go for a paddle.
Ian- Yeah but then you’d end up with wet feet, and no towels.
Cascades cascades cascades.
Gotta love a good cascade.
I’ve kind of reached the end of the point where I can keep going down, I’m going to head back up and get some shots of those waterfalls above me.
But below me now, I don’t know if you can make it out, but that’s quite a way down.
That’s what I’m going to go and explore now.
Ian and I are always saying- ‘why is it that it takes us four hours to do a two hour walk’
Because we go “ooh, there’s a thing.’ let’s down that thing and see what there is.
Ooh look- there’s another thing that’s leading up to that thing.
It would be very dull if we just stuck to the path all the time.
If you don’t have a sense of direction it’s best to stick to the path.
If it wasn’t for Ian I probably wouldn’t scramble off the path so much.
Because I know I’d get lost.
But since I’m with someone with a sense of direction I’m going to make the most of it.
So I’m working my way up the valley now; which is a little bit of counterintuitive if you’re going on a walk, you want to be walking in one direction.
As you can see behind me there’s quite a nice waterfall there, which really you couldn’t see until you get quite close to it.
You can see that there’s something there, but it looks like one little sliver of water coming down whereas in fact….
This is the waterfall that the noise of which dragged us down into this little gully.
Because there’s no way of seeing this from up there. It’s an absolute corker.
It’s got a nice little plunge pool, as you can see here,
Which just quite quickly dissipates into that stream.
The whole thing sits in amongst these rocky outcrops.
You’ve got quite a sheltered area here.
I mean the water has quite literally dug a hole in the countryside!
We’ll have to scramble straight back up the way we’ve just come because I don’t think there’s another way out.
It’s all a bit soft.
Yeah, just scurry through it.
Yeah I’m going.
Not too bad.
So that was as close as I could get
without getting drenched.
But you can see how big that is, I mean that’s quite a sizeable drop there.
This whole channel has been cut out simply by the power of the water.
I find that incredibly impressive.
I know take it’s taken its time doing it, I mean it hasn’t just been at it since last Thursday.
Onto the next one.
That’s another waterfall that is.
We’ve come across another biggie, and we don’t have to scramble to this one, which is nice.
Just off a footpath, over a little bridge thing,and voila.
Massive waterfall, big drop.
Think the other one was slightly bigger, but this one’s got more rocky bits.
Let’s go exploring.
This is our last waterfall for this walk.
We’ve been reliably informed that further upstream it’s just not worth walking to because their isn’t enough water, despite what’s coming over this one.
So what we’re going to do is- we’re going to come back and do these waterfalls again as part of a different walk.
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