The River Teifi is one of the longest rivers in Wales and is recognised as being of international significance for its wildlife.
One of the finest river gorges in Wales, Cenarth gorge is important to geologists in helping to explain the history of the Ice Age, formed through erosion caused by melt-water from a glacier.
Cenarth is famous for its spectacular waterfalls, where salmon can be seen leaping in the autumn. The historian Giraldus Cambrensis described the salmon fishery here in 1188.
The traditional coracle is still used by fishermen on the river, and Cenarth is the home of the National Coracle Centre for Wales.
There has been a bridge at Cenarth since at least the 12th century; the present one dates from 1787.
The building on the opposite bank is a 17th century flour mill complete with waterwheel.
Walk up the riverbank past the falls and along the wooded gorge (taking care on the narrow stretches of path). Typical river birds to look out for include the Dipper, Greywagtail and Kingfisher.
The steep slopes of the gorge are cloaked in oak woodland. The ground is carpeted with woodrush and ferns, which love the humid conditions and high rainfall. In spring listen for the chorus of birdsong, from birds such as Warblers, Thrushes and Blackbirds.
Otters occur along the river here, but you will be lucky to see one, except perhaps at dawn or dusk.