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The River Teifi

Teifi Tour is organised in conjunction with Llandysul Paddlers.

A portion of your ticket fee goes towards covering the costs of bus shuttles, river safety teams and camping for the weekend.

There are shuttle minibuses which will drop you off at the start points each day and will be at Pentrecwrt bridge and Henllan bridge for pick ups on Saturday and Newcastle Emlyn rugby fields and Cenarth falls on Sunday. Each bus will have a trailer and straps will be made available. All buses will wait at their bridge until full, before returning to Llandysul. If you are at one of the bridges and the bus is not waiting then do not panic as it is on route. All buses will be returning to Llandysul at 5pm so please make sure you are off the water by this time.

Car Parks

  1. At Llandysul on campsite opposite Club House.
  2. At Pentrecwrt on road bridge.
  3. At Newcastle Emlyn rugby field’s car park, 500m upstream of the road bridge on river right.
  4. At Cenarth Fall’s car park below the bridge on the right hand bank.

Grade 1 – 2

Rapids Grade 3 – 4


A good warm up paddle is the first section from Captain Kids (just outside of Llandysul) back down to Llandysul; if you have any problems on this run then get off at the campsite as the other sections get slightly harder. If the top section is fine then you will enjoy the rest of the river except for the weir at Pentre-cwrt, which at high water is a definite portage for all paddlers.


Llanfihangel Bridge to Llandysul Bridge

There is no parking at this top site so please use the shuttle buses; access can be gained on river right, 1 mile downstream of the road bridge. This section is three miles and is grade two all the way until you arrive back in Llandysul and it only becomes grade three after the campsite, there are very few hazards on this section apart from the usual trees there are also one or two play waves.

Llandysul Bridge to Pentrecwrt Bridge

You can access this section above the road bridge in our camping fields or downstream of the road bridge on the right hand bank. This section is four miles long and is grade three for the first half-mile section in Llandysul and grade two down to Pentre-cwrt bridge. 50m meters below Pentre-cwrt bridge there is a weir, which produces a violent full-length stopper, at medium to hight water levels you must portage on the right hand bank immediately below the bridge.
Pentre-cwrt Bridge is the second bridge after Llandysul and is made of stone with a single arch you can see the bridge from a long way upstream so you have plenty of time to get off.


Pentrecwrt Bridge to Henllan Falls

After the weir you can get back onto the grade 3 rapids which last for 500m the river then becomes grade 2 for three miles, as soon as you see the road close to the left hand bank then it is time to get off and inspect Henllan rapids. Inspection of the falls can be gained from the right hand bank. After you finish at Henllan falls you can take the shuttle bus back to Llandysul.


On Sunday morning the shuttle buses will take everyone down to Henllan falls where you can start the second part of the tour. The finish on Sunday is at Newcastle Emlyn just after the rapids and above the bridge on river right.


Henllan Falls to Newcastle Emlyn

On Sunday morning the shuttle buses will take everyone down to Henllan Falls where you can start the second part of the tour. You will be dropped off at the bridge where access can be gained upstream on the right hand bank. This first section on Sunday is eight miles of grade two down to Newcastle Emlyn. You can either get off at the rugby club car park next to the river above the grade three rapids or run these and get off at the road bridge and wait for a shuttle bus to pass.

Newcastle Emlyn to Cenarth Falls

Access for this section can be from the road bridge in Newcastle Emlyn or upstream of the road bridge in the rugby fields car park. This section is four miles long and is grade two until the river enters Cenarth Gorge. At Cenarth falls there is plenty of time to exit the river on the right hand bank to inspect the harder grade four rapids. For those of you who do not wish to attempt the falls you will have an easy egress on the right above the falls. For those that attempt these rapids you can egress below the falls on river right.


Cenarth Falls to Poppit Sands

Access can be gained downstream of the bridge on river left. This section is fifteen miles long and is grade one and two. Egress can be gained at poppit boat club which is river left at the estuary. Shorter alternative egress points are at Llechryd Bridge, Cilgeran or Cardigan. Please note that there are no shuttle buses running after Cenarth Bridge.