River Nevern

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Coordinates: 52°01′21″N 4°50′41″W / 52.02245°N 4.8446°W / 52.02245; -4.8446
Afon Nyfer
River Nevern
River
Country Wales
Counties Pembrokeshire
Towns Felindre Farchog, Nevern
Source
 - location just east of Crymych
 - coordinates 51°58′11″N 4°39′19″W / 51.9696°N 4.6553°W / 51.9696; -4.6553
Mouth
 - location Newport, Pembrokeshire
 - coordinates 52°01′21″N 4°50′41″W / 52.02245°N 4.8446°W / 52.02245; -4.8446
Length 18 km (11 mi)

The River Nevern (Welsh: Afon Nyfer) is a river in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales which runs into St George's Channel. Its length is about 11 miles (18 km).

Course[edit]

The river rises at Blaencwm, just east of Crymych. It flows northward then westward, skirting the northern slopes of the Preseli Hills.

The river is bridged by several lanes and the B4329 Eglwyswrw to Crosswell road before passing beneath the A487 at Felindre Farchog. It is bridged by the B4582 in Nevern, then winds along wooded valleys until reaching its estuary at Newport, where it is bridged for the final time at Feidr Pen-y-Bont. The river discharges into the sea at Newport's old port area of Parrog, where it is possible to ford the river on foot, with caution, at low tide.

History[edit]

Historically, the river was an important boundary, dividing the Hundred and Cantref of Cemais into the commotes of Cemais Is Nyfer (to the north) and Cemais Uwch Nyfer (to the south).

Fishing[edit]

It is significant for trout, sewin and salmon.

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