At 122 km, the Afon Teifi/River Teifi is one
of the longest rivers in Wales. From its source in the Teifi Pools,
situated at 455m in the Cambrian Mountains, the river descends
steeply through the upland pastures and flows through the raised
bog of Cors Caron, itself a SAC. Below Cors Caron the Teifi
meanders through lowland farmland, joined by a number of small
tributaries from either side of the valley, several of which also
form part of the SAC. Rocky, tree-lined sections are found along
the lower part of the river, and there are several impressive
gorges before the river winds its way past the wildlife-rich Teifi
Marshes and the town of Cardigan before flowing out into Cardigan
The river is of European importance for its populations of fish,
including Atlantic salmon, river, brook and sea lamprey, and
bullhead. There is also an important population of otters. The
Teifi is also notable for its characteristic and diverse community
of river plants, of which stream water-crowfoot is the most
prominent member. The rare floating water-plantain grows at this
site, occurring both in parts of the main river and in the Teifi
Pools, where it forms a component of an interesting upland lake
Map of the site showing the legal boundary.
Summary Set Maps showiing the legal boundary
Large Scale Designation Maps showiing the legal boundary
of European Sites Entry
The RES entry lists the habitat types or species for which the site
is considered to qualify under the criteria in the 1992 Habitats
and Species Directive.
Details of Afon Teifi / River Teifi SAC and the Natura
Official Maps docs and Citations
CCWs interactive map of the site.
The conservation objectives are provided as part of a Core
Management Plan which also includes the results of monitoring and
advice on any action required.
The map shows the management units, which makes it easier for
everyone to understand what management is needed in different parts
of the site.
Many designated sites are on private land: the listing of a site
in these pages does not imply any right of public access. For more
information about access please refer to our interactive access
This is a link to the official CCW interactive access map