The Cenarth Falls is a cascade of waterfalls just upstream of the road bridge in the village of Cenarth in Ceredigion, bordering Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Wales.
They are notable as the first significant barrier on the River Teifi that salmon and migratory sea trout encounter on their return to their home river as they make their way upstream to spawn. Because of this, and the very attractive setting of the falls in a natural wooded valley, the falls have become a significant visitor attraction in Ceredigion, including in the autumn when the fish can be watched leaping up the falls.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries a leat drew water from behind the falls running to a waterwheel that provided power to the mill shown on the south bank. The mill is no longer operational but houses a small museum.
This photograph is unusual in that it is taken in July when the water level was low and illustrates the colourful face of the rocks that would normally be covered by large volumes of cascading water. It also emphasises the extreme obstacles tackled by the fish in the autumn to reach their spawning grounds.
Cenarth, Ceredigion, Wales