We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our website. No personal information is stored. If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website. Please refer to our privacy statement for further information on our cookies.

Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) home page | Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government NRW Logo

Countryside Council for Wales
Landscape & wildlife Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.

Afon Teifi/ River Teifi SAC

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 Bay.

Afon Teifi River Teifi SAC Map

© Countryside Council for Wales. All rights reserved.
Contains Ordnance Survey Data. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019741.
Crown Copyright and Database Right (2011)

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 plant community.


Summary Map
Map of the site showing the legal boundary.

Summary Set Maps showiing the legal boundary

Map 1 of 3 Map 2 of 3 Map 3 of 3

Large Scale Designation Maps showiing the legal boundary

Map 1 of 53 Map 2 of 53 Map 3 of 53 Map 4 of 53 Map 5 of 53
Map 6 of 53 Map 7 of 53 Map 8 of 53 Map 9 of 53 Map 10 of 53
Map 11 of 53 Map 12 of 53 Map 13 of 53 Map 14 of 53 Map 15 of 53
Map 16 of 53 Map 17 of 53 Map 18 of 53 Map 19 of 53 Map 20 of 53
Map 21 of 53 Map 22 of 53 Map 23 of 53 Map 24 of 53 Map 25 of 53
Map 26 of 53 Map 27 of 53 Map 28 of 53 Map 29 of 53 Map 30 of 53
Map 31 of 53 Map 32 of 53 Map 33 of 53 Map 34 of 53 Map 35 of 53
Map 36 of 53 Map 37 of 53 Map 38 of 53 Map 39 of 53 Map 40 of 53
Map 41 of 53 Map 42 of 53 Map 43 of 53 Map 44 of 53 Map 45 of 53
Map 46 of 53 Map 47 of 53 Map 48 of 53 Map 49 of 53 Map 50 of 53
Map 51 of 53 Map 52 of 53 Map 53 of 53    

Register 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 2000 form

Official Maps docs and Citations
CCWs interactive map of the site.

Site Management

Management Plan
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 maps.

Access Map
This is a link to the official CCW interactive access map

Our other sites

Follow Us


twitter logo


Follow our tweets


Youtube Logo


Subscribe to our channel


Flickr Logo


Browse our gallery


Designated Sites Search

Advanced Search
Contact the Team
Postal address
Special Sites Project Team
C/O Enquiries
LL57 2DW
Telephone number
0845 1306229
Page feedback