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27 October 2014
A Mike Davies feature

Melincourt Falls Vale of Neath

Melincourt Falls is a spectacular 80 feet (24 m) high waterfall on Melin Court Brook, a left-bank tributary of the Neath River, located 1-mile (1.6 km) south of Resolven in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, It is formed where the brook plunges over a resistant band of 'Lower Pennant Sandstone' in a 13 acre / 5 hectare nature reserve managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.The falls have been drawing visitors for at least two centuries - they are certainly known to have inspired J. M. W. Turner to paint them in 1794.[3] The falls are considered by some to constitute a part of Waterfall Country though the bulk of these falls are a few miles further northeast at the head of the Vale of Neath.

It can be accessed by the public footpath from the B4434 Resolven to Tonna Road, 1-mile (1.6 km) south of Resolven. The entrance to the path is on the opposite side of the road from the public car park. The falls (otherwise known as Melincwrt Falls), can also be viewed from above where a minor public road bridges the brook immediately upstream of the drop.

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