HEREFORDSHIRE is not renowned for its waterfalls, but thankfully you can hop in a car and within 90 minutes you can admire cascading water.

We all know the Elan Valley in mid-Wales is home to the dams, but what options do you have if you want to see something which isn't man-made?

Well, we've put together a list of five waterfalls within 90 minutes of Hereford city centre.

Lightspout Waterfall, Church Stretton


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This National Trust walk starts at Carding Mill Valley, near Church Stretton between Hereford and Shrewbsbury.


It's at the heart of the Long Mynd and takes you on a gentle ascent along the stream to the four metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall.

Four Waterfalls Walk, near Merthyr Tydfil


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This circular walk through ‘Waterfall Country’ in the Brecon Beacons visits four stunning falls set in beautiful woodlands, according to The Outdoor Guide.

It's tucked away west of Merthyr Tydfil, and the falls make up part of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.

You can even walk behind one of the waterfalls, if you're feeling brave, making it worth a visit.

Warren Wood waterfall at Radnor Forest, near Presteigne

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The Warren has been popular with tourists for more than 200 years because of Water-Break-Its-Neck Waterfall, the spectacular waterfall, according to Natural Resources Wales.

It's named for its rabbit warren which once provided a source of food.

The short walk, which is just one kilometre, goes along a steep-sided gorge to the waterfall, which was a popular destination for Victorian tourists.


The waterfall, 47 minutes from Hereford, is a spectacular sight after a few days of rain but it can be reduced to a trickle after a long hot spell.

Whitestone and Cleddon Falls, Chepstow

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Just 45 minutes from Hereford, Whitestone and Cleddon Falls

Whitestone car park is a good place to start, the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley website says, and after a mile the Cleddon Falls thunder down the valley and can be heard from a distance.

They are said to be at their best when the autumn rains have come and the falls (or shoots as they are also known) are in full flow.

Henrhyd Falls and Graig Llech Woods, near Merthyr Tydfil


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Another offering from the outstanding Brecon Beacon National Park, Henrhyd Falls is the highest waterfall in South Wales, the National Trust says.

Plunging 90ft (27m) into a wooded gorge, Henrhyd waterfall is a spectacular sight and the surrounding Graig Llech Woods are a haven for wildlife.