Teifi Valley and the Welsh Wildlife Centre

The River Teifi is one of the most beautiful in Wales. From its source in the remote hills of North Ceredigion it runs southwest through Tregaron and Lampeter to Llandysul before turning west through Newcastle Emlyn and on to the sea at Cardigan. This last stretch, famous for its salmon and trout fishing, passes just to the north of Rhosygilwen and has a number of places of interest.

At Cenarth an 18th century bridge crosses the river close to a series of small waterfalls, a restored 17th century flour mill and the National Coracle Centre. Further west the romantic looking ruins of 13th century Cilgerran Castle overlook the river as it passes through a beautiful narrow gorge which can be explored by canoe or kayak.

The Welsh Wildlife Centre stands at the other end of the gorge in the Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve. The award winning Centre hosts activities, holds exhibitions, and has a shop and a café, whilst the Reserve has a number of trails and hides. Much of the site can be accessed by people of all abilities.

As an alternative to road the Centre can be reached on foot or bicycle from Cardigan by using the Cardi Bach cycle route which follows the disused railway line through the marshes before continuing on to Cilgerran.

Images courtesy of Pembrokeshire Tourism Industry unless otherwise attributed.

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