Lower Teifi waterfall walk

Including Cenarth Falls and Ffynone Waterfall.

Ability requirements (key)


From Cardiff, take the M4 to junction 49, the end of the M4. From there, take the A48 to Camarthen. From Camarthen, take the A40 towards Llandeilo until the next roundabout, then take the A484 through the Camarthen town centre, towards Cardigan. Follow it to Cenarth. For Cenarth Falls, cross the bridge over the Teifi in Cenarth. There is a dedicated parking area immediately after the bridge on the right, where a parking fee is charged. SN 2692 4162. For Ffynone Waterfall, turn left onto the B4332. After passing Penrhiw/Abercych, take a left at the next cross-roads. When the lane has dropped most of the way into the valley, park in the large parking area on the right. SN 2434 3830.


Cenarth Falls

For Cenarth Falls, the waterfall can be seen directly from the parking area, and no walking is needed. If you wish to create an extended walk, take a 1:25'000 scale map and look for rights of way. One exists on the left bank of the river, looking upstream. The falls are a popular place to watch the salmon migration, best seen in October or November after heavy rain.

Ffynone Waterfall

For Ffynone Waterfall, a track starts at the upper end of the parking area, heading along the top of the stream. Just upstream are a weir and dam, which can be seen from the track. Just past here is a house, where there is a choice of three tracks. Take the one running along the right side of the house, which keeps close to the little reservoir (the one on the left can be followed to a causeway over the reservoir, if you want a better view). Follow the track all the way to the waterfall then return to the parking area.

If you want to extend the Ffynone walk, the shallow part of the waterfall's plunge pool can be forded to reach a right of way on the other side. This can be used to reach a series of farms and small villages (a 1:25'000 scale map will be needed). For example, you could follow it to the Cwm-blaen-bwlan farm, turn left and continue through the Parc-Clement farm up to a lane, turn left and follow it to Glan-rhyd-uchaf, turn left again and follow a path down Glan-rhyd Dingle to reach the earlier causeway. I have not followed or graded any of this route.

It would also be possible to use the various lanes and rights of way to walk between Cenarth and Ffynone, to see both waterfalls on the same route. The exact details of the route are up to you.

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Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this description, neither the author nor his fellow walkers can accept responsibility for loss or injury arising from any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this description. This description is intended as a guide only, and you should select a route to suit your own abilities, at your own discretion. Ability requirements are a guide only. Route maps are approximated. You follow this description at your own risk.