Ceirw: Ystrad Bach Bridge to Maerdy

Grade 2/3 (5)
Length 8 km
Paddleable medium to high

in North Wales


Pleasant easy paddle until the stiff grade 5 gorge. This can be portaged, but is best inspected before getting on (from the road to Gaer-gerrig and the old A5). From here to the confluence is an excellent paddle with just a few weirs to keep an eye out for. The gnarly gorge is a good trip in it's own right, although you've got to catch the water levels just right.

Water Levels

Water level calibrations are given for the gorge, the upper and lower sections will go with more water.

Getting There

Putin W3°31'37" N52°59'50"
Takeout W3°27'45" N52°59'16"

River runs alongside the A5 just west of Corwen. Takeout at Meardy, and putin at the first bridge west of Ty Nant.


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