River Taf

River Taf

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River Licensing Information

Licence Required?

No licence required

Rising on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the River Taf flows south straight into Cardiff Bay.

There are quite a few sections of rapids along the river. Be sure to check river levels before heading out as certain stretches can be susceptible to faster rapids in high water.

Although mainly flowing through countryside and villages, the River Taf has quite a few stop off and access points. These include several pubs or cafes which back onto the river. See the map above for more.

There are also several weirs along the route. Again, make sure you check river levels and access skills required before you portage or shoot. See the map above for weirs in the area.

Be aware that due to the river running through several wooded areas, tree hazards can be frequent in the area.