The canoe is one of the oldest forms of transport in the world and was an essential lifeline to civilisations in the remote parts of the world. Today, canoeing is about fun and journeying for pleasure so join us as we delve into the fascinating day to day life of our river environment.
We offer a variety of canoeing activities from a half day to a four day expedition.
Half day canoeing £35
Join us as we travel the serene and secretive Teifi Gorge, an excellent and rare example of a post glacial gorge cut deep into a large slate outcrop. We start at the entrance to this wild gorge and paddle up to Cilgerran Castle and the rapids at the other end. The area includes a variety of habitats from ancient woodland, river ecosystems, estuary, salt marsh that supports a huge range of wildlife including otters, red deer, salmon, red kites and a whole host of other wildlife. Our trip isn’t all about wildlife though as we cruise back downstream we will come to Grade I-II rapids, created by the slate quarrying in the gorge.
Full day canoeing £65
Once we have loaded up and made a plan for lunch we jump into the boats at around ten in the morning and enter the beautiful and secluded Cilgerran gorge. This is your chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the gorge and shortly after you will float serenely by derelict quarries and ancient oak and beech forests. If we are lucky you may see otters, kites, buzzards and kingfishers.
As we speed through the grade 1-2 rapids at the end of the gorge we enter into an open estuary as the river prepares to meet the sea. We can stop here at the Glasshouse cafe on a nearby nature reserve for refreshments. We will then navigate a variety of gentle rapids as they meander through the tall reeds of this marshy estuary before arriving at the historic market town of Cardigan. Here we can stop for lunch at one of the many cafes or pubs in the town or have a riverside lunch at the Teifi wharf for £6.
After lunch we gently cruise down to the fishing village of Saint Dogmaels floating past the old ship building quays whilst at the same time keeping a beady eye out for the otters prevalent in this area. As the river turns to meet the sea at Cardigan Bay you will more than likely see geese and cormorants paddling around some of the old ship wrecks in the area before we reach our egress point at around 3.30pm.