Today we decided to enjoy a drive through some of the South Wales valleys. These valleys where once the location of the Welsh coal and other mineral mining industries and so the valleys seen today are completely different to just over 40 years ago. It is surprising how nature quickly claims back her territory.
Near Neath Port Talbot we discovered the remains of the Aberdulais Tin works and Waterfall and stopped to explore. Aberdulais is one Britain’s oldest tin works and there was some interesting exhibits explaining the history and operation of the works since the 16th century. The waterfall by the works was an important factor in the location of the works.
On our way back to base we then found the Henrhyd Falls , the highest waterfall in the Brecon Beacons which plunges down into a wooded gorge.