GUIDE TO THE AFON TEIFI

(Llechryd to the sea)

NAME OF RIVER: Teifi.

WHERE IS IT?: OS sheets 145. The location is in mid Wales. Time to get the atlas out!

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: At Llechryd bridge, just off the main Cardigan Road. Or at Cilgerran where there is good parking, toilets and picnic site. When in village look for the sign for canoe trips.

Get out at Cardigan Town or St Dogmaels or continue to "Patch", the boat club where the river joins the sea, river right.

APPROX LENGTH: 10 to 12 miles?

TIME NEEDED: With shuttles etc, it will use up most of the day, and anyway it's worth taking your time to enjoy!

ACCESS HASSLES: Tidal to Llechryd bridge - no problems

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: It can be paddled at all levels, can be a bit bump and scrape at the rapids above Cardigan if the tide is out. Sand banks near the sea can be a nuisance if the tide's out.

GRADING: 1

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Wind can make the trip hard going once you leave the area near wildlife park.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This strtech has it all. You start at Llechryd in a beautiful gorge like area. There is a small rapid, ideal for newcomers to learn some skills, then another area of easy rapids (can be low). Then estuarial paddling and if timing is good, a surf at the end. If you are into open boats you will be hard pushed to find a better stretch.

OTHER NOTES: There is pleasant touring paddling above these sections.

CONTRIBUTED BY: Bob Andrews.

 

 

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