The short nature walk to The Chasm along the is worth doing; the walk starts from the well signposted carpark along Milford Road. The gravelled track heads ino the native forest then over a bridge that’s surrounded by tree ferns, before reaching a long elevated walkway.

The path them splits into two, form a looping – you can go in either direction.


The loop crosses the Cleddau River twice. I take the right-hand track, and a short distance later reach the first bridge over the river. Formed by the river carving its way through the rocky valley on its way down from the Darran mountains, the narrow gorge is a impressive sight.


The second bridge is further upstream, at the point where the gorge narrows considerably.


It’s more impressive as you can see more of the river, before it almost vanishes into the deep and narrow gorge. The swirling patterns and circular basins are evidence of the powerful currents that sculpted the rock over millions of years.

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