Llanrhaeadr Waterfall footpath made safe again

By Jonny Drury | Mid Wales | News | Published:

Thousands of tourists visiting a beauty spot this year can expect to make a safe passage to the top after repair works were carried out.

Councillor Aled Davies, left, with Mark Chapman after repair work was finished at Pistyll Rhaeadr

The footpath at Pistyll Rhaeadr, near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, was closed last year due to its deteriorating condition.

Powys County Council’s countryside services team has overseen repair works to steps leading to the waterfall ahead of a spike in visitors for the summer season.

Last year the footpath had to be closed due to the deteriorating condition.

Work has now taken place ahead of the summer season, and the council’s deputy leader and county councillor for the area, Aled Davies: “I’m delighted that walkers visiting Pistyll Rhaeadr will now be able to use this footpath after the steps were repaired.

“This work was not an easy task. The demanding part of the job was the gathering of suitable large replacements stones from the immediate area which required manual handling and transport, sometimes for distances of hundreds of yards.

“Work was completed before the end of February and the path and steps were open in time for the busy Easter holiday period.

“The importance of locally available public paths shouldn’t be underestimated.

"Our public rights of way network can play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of the people of Powys.”

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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