Teifi Pools Walk: Tyn Cwm - Llyn Egnant - - Cwm Teifi - Frongoch - Tyn Cwm

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Teifi Pools Walk: Tyn Cwm - Llyn Egnant - Blaen Llyn Teifi - Cwm Teifi - Frongoch - Troed-y-rhiw - Tyn Cwm

The fishing lakes known collectively as the Teifi Pools are situated in remote but beautiful terrain and are renowned in the angling community as a source of brown trout. They also provide water for the local community and one of the larger pools, Llyn Teifi, is the source of the River Teifi.

On the way to and from the walk you pass Strata Florida (name means 'Vale of Flowers') and you may wish to visit this ruined Cistercian abbey, one of Wales' most significant historic sites. Dafydd ap Gwilym, a famous Welsh poet and various Welsh princes are buried there. Founded in 1164 and dissolved in Henry VIII's reign, today it is owned by Cadw. In summer there is an admission charge, a small museum and visitor centre, a shop selling hot and cold drinks, confectionery etc and public toilets on the car park.

There has been a recent official footpath diversion at the start of the walk. The route used to go through Tyn Cwm Farmyard and this is still shown on older maps. The diverted route, which is extremely well-signed, leaves the minor road about 200m before the farm, crosses the stream and joins the original route about 200m up the valley.

The route continues up the valley, gradually ascending, recrosses the stream and ascends to a col on the left side of the valley. Shortly after this it reaches Llyn Egnant, the first of the Teifi pools encountered. After passing along the length of Llyn Egnant it rises to a minor road where it turns left. From this section there are good views of more of the pools before the route bears left again and descends by the side of Llyn Teifi and down the valley of the infant River Teifi.

Note to dog owners: there is one stile on this walk which has a dog trap. There are sheep grazing throughout.

Wales - Mid Wales - Ceredigion - Countryside


Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch