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Cenarth Falls, Cenarth

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#2 of 7 in Nature in Carmarthenshire
The Cenarth Falls is a cascade of waterfalls just upstream of the road bridge in the village of Cenarth in Ceredigion, bordering Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Wales.

They are notable as the first significant barrier on the River Teifi that salmon and migratory seatrout encounter on their return to their home river as they make their way upstream to spawn. Because of this, and the very attractive setting of the falls in a natural wooded valley, the falls have become a significant visitor attraction in Ceredigion, including in the autumn when the fish can be watched leaping up the falls. A dramatic painting of the falls was made by Frank Miles and is now at Nottingham City Museum. Miles's father inherited Cardigan Priory from his father, Philip John Miles, but lived in Nottinghamshire as Rector of Bingham.
The less well-known Henllan Falls a few miles upstream of Cenarth provides similar opportunities to watch fish migration.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries a leat drew water from behind the falls to power a watermill situated just upstream of the falls on the southern bank. The mill remains to this day but is no longer operational.
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  • We visited on 5th Aug, in the midst of Covid 19. The path by the waterfall is closed but there was no sign to warn you of this as you entered the car park. Parking was meant to be £2.50 but the...  more »
  • What a beautiful place for a walk. £2.50 parking charge in small car park that fills up quick. Be aware, the path is rough and uneven in places, it is mostly single track, and lots of giving way to.....  more »
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  • Nice scenery. Car park cost £2.50. Village was pretty small with not alot open. The walk around the falls was closed when we visited.
  • Beautiful amazing place. And near the town and a cafe on site. Beautiful walks. Cafe may be closed at certain times especially during the winter months but plenty of pubs and cafes and shops of every description near by. And places to stay.

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