River Nevern

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The River Nevern entering Newport Bay

The River Nevern (Welsh: Afon Nyfer) is a river in northern Pembrokeshire, which runs into the sea in St George's Channel at Newport, Pembrokeshire. The whole river is about 11 miles long.

The pretty village of Nevern stands beside the river just above Newport, and here is the lowest bridge on the river. Below Nevern the river becomes tidal. Newport's beaches are along the south bank of the tidal river.


The Bridge at Nevern village

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.


The river is significant for trout, sewin and salmon.


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

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