Henrhyd Falls: UK’s only waterfall you can walk behind is just a two-hour drive from Birmingham

A waterfall in the Brecon Beacons is the UK’s only one you can walk behind - here’s where to visit
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If you want to ignore TLC’s advice and go chasing waterfalls, this spectacular option is just a two-hour drive away from Birmingham. Henrhyd Falls can be found behind a leafy canopy in the Brecon Beacons.

The tallest waterfall in Brecon Beacons, Henrhyd Falls flows 27 metres in the air. The South Wales attraction’s special feature means visitors can disappear behind the cascading water.

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The spot is already popular among wild swimmers. It is also the perfect place for walkers heading along the wooded trail from the National Trust car park to rest after their trek.

A path leads visitors over a wooden bridge, which connects them to the foot of the falls. Or, if you have energy left after your hike, you might want to challenge yourself to the Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech walk.

Henrhyd Falls filming location

The waterfall has received much attention on social media for being a famous filming spot that’s recognised from one of Hollywood’s most prolific movies. The film in question is Batman instalment The Dark Knight Rises.

In the film, the falls are used as the location for Batman’s secret hideout, Batcave. Its claim to fame means movie buffs are drawn to the natural beauty site that Gotham disappears into.

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As a result of the waterfall making an appearance in Chrisopher Nolan’s film, the spot has been dubbed the Batman Waterfall. It’s so popular with tourists that work has been done to make the falls more accessible – something Batman himself might not be so keen on considering it was his secret liar.

How to walk behind Batman Waterfall

To walk behind Batman Waterfall, you should make sure to walk along the boardwalk – take care when you are near the water as the trail can be slippery. Several people can fit behind the cascading water.

Entry to the falls is free, but the car park is normally full by 11am, so it’s advised you arrive early. Alternative parking is found in farmland opposite, where you’ll have to pay a daily rate charge.

How to get to Batman Waterfall from Birmingham

Birmingham natives wanting to visit Batman Waterfall simply need to hop onto the M5. You can take the scenic route which goes past the Malvern Hills and over the Welsh border by passing the Wye Valley to reach Coelbren.

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