GUIDE TO THE AFON TEIFI

(Llanfirangel to Llandysul)

NAME OF RIVER: Teifi.

WHERE IS IT?: OS Map 145, but be warned the roads can be very confusing!

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: The put in is in Llanfirangel-ar-Arth, just down river of the bridge through a farmers field. The farmer generally doesn't usually mind but particuarly large, long or loud groups may get muttered complaints.

The take out mentioned here is at Llandysul but it is possible to egress at many other places further down river, the standard egress point for egress if you have got in at Llanfirangel is Henllan, with a Lunch stop somewhere.

APPROX LENGTH: About 3 miles.

TIME NEEDED: About an hour and a half.

ACCESS HASSLES: Gareth Bryant, River Advisor - 'www.llandysul-paddlers.org.uk for full access info on the Teifi'.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Unknown.

GRADING: 0-1...it is flat.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: None (realistically).

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Mostly Flat water, nice scenery. A few bits of moving water but nothing to worry about unless the river is in flood conditions.

OTHER NOTES: It easily possible to turn the Teifi into a two or three day event. It has sections for everyone from the calm Open Boater to the thrill seeking extreme kayaker and anyone inbetween. Have Fun.

My advice would be to contact the Llandysul Paddlers before doing anything too adventurous. The Paddlers also organise an Annual Teifi Toiur where full Swiftwater safety teams are in position on all the dangerous drops and weirs.

The river below Llandysul has more whitewater.

CONTRIBUTED BY: Ben Ranson, also Gareth Bryant.

 

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