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Loonies Leap is a popular waterfall and swimming spot located in Pontneddfechan, a village in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Not strictly a waterfall, but a former weir, which once formed part of the Gunpowder works now in ruin. Located on the river Mellte it is surrounded by scenic woodland and countryside.
The name “Loonies Leap” is derived from a local legend about a young man who was dared to jump from the rocky out crop into the pool below.
Today, Loonies Leap is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. It is a great place for wild swimming and cliff jumping, but visitors should be aware that the water can be cold and the currents can be strong. It is also important to exercise caution when jumping from the cliffs and to check the depth of the water before entering.
There are several hiking trails in the surrounding area that provide access to Loonies Leap and other nearby waterfalls, including Sgwd Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn. The trails are well-marked and offer stunning views of the countryside and waterfalls.
Overall, Loonies Leap is a beautiful and exciting destination for those looking to experience the natural beauty and adventure of the Brecon Beacons.