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A week in Vaynor Merthyr, The Brecons

Wales is a beautiful country and the area we were staying in had some walks with plenty of water and waterfalls. Vaynor Merthyr, is situated in the Brecons and so we were anticipating some glorious scenery and hoping for fine weather - we had both! The scenery from the road as we turned into out driveway, and our cabin in its secluded grounds.  Although the water levels were not as high as we hoped, this part of the Four Waterfalls Walk was well worth it. We had a glorious day. Follow this link for a guide and description.  These are the stunning Sgwd-yr-Eira waterfalls on the Afon Mellte river. These fabulous waterfalls are located in a steep rocky ravine with the added bonus of being possible to walk a path going behind a curtain of water. We did - it was brilliant! Near Pen y Fan - which is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is 886 metres above sea-level but note, I said `near` not up! 

Dorrigo NP and Sawtell

Wednesday 10th October  was a visit to Dorrigo National Park today. It is about an hours drive from our current spot and was a very windy, uphill road. We passed two waterfalls on the way, Newll and Sherrard. We did the Lyre bird walk and the sky boardwalk allowing us to look down on the rainforest canopy. Unfortunately it was a very misty morning so looking out across the forest and mountains was difficult.  We lunched prompt so that we could go on the Wonga walking track which was subtropical rainforest. This would take us passed Crystal Showers falls and Tristania Falls. It also took us along the walk with many birds, such as a lyre bird and some eastern yellow robins. We were also fortunate enough to see a pair of king parrots, but weren't close enough to get good photos.  Crystal Showers falls and Tristania Falls  Some of the trees in the forest were the yellow carabeen, strangler fig, giant stinging tree and palms and p