TheRiver Teifi(Welsh:Afon Teifipronounced[ˈtəɪvɪ]) inWalesforms the boundary for most of its length between the counties ofCeredigionandCarmarthenshire, and for the final 3 miles (4.8km) of its total length of 76 miles (122km), the boundary between Ceredigion andPembrokeshire. Itsestuaryis northwest ofCardigan. Teifi has formerly been anglicised as "Tivy"
The Teifi defines the southern border of Ceredigion. Rising at the remote Teifi Pools in the Cambrian Mountains, it progresses through wildlife rich wetlands and farmland, and speeds through narrow gorges before reaching the sea at Aberteifi - the historic port town of Cardigan. Bronze and Iron Age hillforts and burial cairns litter the hills along its banks, whilst the river itself, is one of the most renowned fishing rivers in the country.
Following the River Teifi down from Cilgerran Castle to the sea at Cardigan Bay, this six-mile (10km) stroll takes in castles, an abbey, a wealth of wildlife, a gorgeous gorge and beautiful beaches… with a handsome county town in the middle.
Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are best known for their glorious coastlines – but the cliffs and bays do tend to exercise the weary cyclist’s legs. What if there were a way to explore this rural idyll without all the climbing?
That’s the idea behind Lon Teifi, which follows country lanes down the Teifi Valley to the sea. The river, once known for its salmon fishermen in their tiny coracles, flows through countryside rarely visited by tourists.
The Joint Nature Conservation Committee information on the river lamprey Lampetra fluviatilisis found in coastal waters, estuaries and accessible rivers. The species is normally anadromous (i.e. spawning in freshwater but completing part of its life cycle in the sea), and pollution or artificial obstacles such as weirs or dams impede migration.
The Teifi Valley Trail (TVT) is an exciting new 75 mile longdistance footpath following the Teifi River from source to sea. The TVT connects abbey to abbey (Strata Florida to St Dogmaels) but also villages, mill and market towns along the length of the Teifi Valley.
Near the River Teifi, just downstream of Cenarth Falls, a small spring house covers Saint Ludoc's Spring (Welsh - Ffynnon Llawddog) The Saint was the founder of the nearby church in Cenarth, in Ceredigion, South Wales.