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The Falls of Snow

By Arvorphoto    
Sgwd yr Eira - the famous falls behind which you can walk, the waters of the Afon Hepste plunge over a hard band of sandstone whose overhang protects the walker from the full force of the water.

Virtually all of the falls occur on tributaries of the River Neath occupying valleys that have been deeply incised into the landscape. It is suggested that overdeepening of the Vale of Neath by glacier ice lowering sea levels during the succession of ice ages has resulted in these tributaries cutting down into their own beds as they adjust to a base level lower than in pre-glacial times. The underlying geology is a generally southerly dipping succession of Carboniferous age sandstones and mudstones assigned by geologists to the Millstone Grit Series and now referred to as the Marros Group. Preferential erosion, whereby the less resistant mudstones have been more readily removed by the passage of water, often following various forms of weathering, has left sandstones forming the lips of the falls. The siting of individual falls is closely linked in many cases to the presence of northwest–southeast–aligned faults that have brought different lithologies into proximity

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Tags: Wales River Uk Rocks Water Landscape photography Waterfall Green Sandstone Geology Moss Powys Waterfall country Strata Sgwd yr eira Landscape and travel Brecon beacons national park Ice age No people Afon hepste Arvor Photography Daryl Hutchinson 2017 Brecknockshire Carboniferous Age The Falls of Snow

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3 Sep 2017 9:04AM
Another captivating image ,you take them so well a pleasure to view GrinGrinGrin

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3 Sep 2017 10:53AM

Quote:Another captivating image ,you take them so well a pleasure to view GrinGrinGrin


Thanks, I'm glad you like them
3 Sep 2017 11:01AM
Fine image Daryl, my favourite waterfall,
Fred.
3 Sep 2017 11:15AM

Quote:Fine image Daryl, my favourite waterfall,
Fred.



Thanks Fred. I can understand why it would be your favourite.
The climb out of the valley towards Gwaun Hepste car park was very testing though.

Unfortunately was a lot busier than I expected for a late afternoon (though it was Bank Holiday Monday) so the photo ops were somewhat restricted.
I shall certainly head back there and to Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf. I would possibly have that as my favourite but its a close call.

Cheers
Daryl

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