Teifi Valley

The powerful river Teifi starts its journey in the Cambrian Mountains, north east of Waunifor, and winds its way through a peaceful and unspoilt valley until it reaches the sea at Cardigan. It marks the boundary of the counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. As you approach Waunifor from Llanfihangel-Ar-Arth, you cross the Teifi and enter Ceredigion, a few minutes from our gates.
The Teifi Valley is a wonderful location for a relaxing holiday or short break. Take a peaceful stroll by the river, stop for a picnic, watch the Red Kites wheel overhead, or simply relax and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere.

Walking is a most enjoyable activity in the lush green river valley of the Teifi, with its abundant wildlife and ever-changing riverscape. A sensory delight all through the year.

From Waunifor itís a short walk to reach the Teifi at either Llanfihangel or Maesycrugiau. At Llanfihangel you can follow the Teifi and then one of its tributaries, the Clettwr, through the lanes and footpaths, and then take a bridal path up through the fields, and loop back down through the woods to Waunifor. The Clettwr provides a pleasant variety of scenery, the whole walk is very quiet so the wildlife thrives, and there is a great view of the valley from the top of the hill. From Pontllwni, the bridge at Maesycrugiau, there is a footpath called The Pilgrims Walk, which has the Teifi on one side and woods to the other, after following the river for a short while, it winds back up the hill through the woods to the ancient Llanllwni Church.

Further along the valley are some other good places to visit: there are river walks and cycling at Llandysul, the Teifi Valley Railway runs from Henllan and there is a ruined castle at Newcastle Emlyn, to name but a few. The charming village of Cenarth has an extremely picturesque walk by a series of waterfalls as well as attractions and events based around the local tradition of coracle fishing. Near Cardigan and the Teifi estuary is Cilgerran, which has a ruined castle (used as an outdoor theatre on summer evenings) and fantastic wildlife centre - great for bird watching, but they also have water buffalo and a giant otter sculpted from willow.

Thereís plenty of fishing to be had, the Teifi is considered world-class for its sewin (sea trout), salmon and the wily, wild brown trout. The Teifi also offers plentiful opportunity for course fishing as well.
There is an excellent canoe centre at Llandysul. They have their own slalom white water course, but will also take parties elsewhere on the river, for a range of different activities, and also to the coast for surfing etc. Llandysul also has an angling association who can help out with fishing permits for various stretches of the Teifi.

The beauty of the Teifi valley is a great inspiration to artists and photographers. Groups from Waunifor have spent some wonderful days painting by the Teifi, and the many galleries and workshops in Teifi villages are proof its creative stimulation.


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