GUIDE TO THE AFON CEIRW
(GR 976455 to Grade 6 gorge)
NAME OF RIVER: Ceirw.
APPROX LENGTH: 2.5 km.
TIME NEEDED: Unknown.
ACCESS HASSLES: Access situation unknown.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Unknown.
GRADING: 2 to 3 (because of tree hazards).
MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: G6 Gorge at Ty-Nant. Full inspection impossible for 500m, that may drop 50m in several falls. A strand of barbed wire under first bridge to sneak under.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Take out of the river before the loop above the grade 6 gorge, to the old A5. This narrow bit has a nice stable beginners wave but is virtually blocked by many nasty trees. The portage to continue the river is a long walk to below the gorge down the old A5, to a path through a field.
Then you are on the main section of the river. Carrying on is recommended.
CONTRIBUTED BY: I Garlick.
Not too hard to inspect as you can walk pretty much all of it once you're down there switching from river left to right.
Continuous Rapids all the way. Mostly easy to protect.
Watch out for the SSSI police (old man) at the get on for the gorge - Canalfon Tryweryn is a SSSI by the way...
Time Est: 1-2 hours
Distance: 500 meters