GUIDE TO THE AFON CEIRW

(GR 976455 to Grade 6 gorge)

NAME OF RIVER: Ceirw.

WHERE IS IT?: North Wales (tributary of the Alwen) that parallels the A5. Map.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: The Ceirw can be paddled above the G6+ gorge, put in from bridge at 976455.

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.

OTHER NOTES:

CONTRIBUTED BY: I Garlick.

 

 

Community Forum Comments on this Article
Re: AFON CEIRW (Upper section) -- Ieuan Belshaw
2012 Sep 30 10:26:29 PM
The Gorge is a good G4 (Possible 5) when it's 0.8 on the Druid gauge @ Alwen. Needs a minimum of 0.6 to run. 0.9 is 'sporty'.



http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/riverlevels/120707.aspx?stationId=4166



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



Grade 4-5
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