, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales,
The River Gwaun (Welsh: Afon Gwaun) is a river in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The Gwaun
rises in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park on the northern slopes
of Foel Eryr in the Preseli Hills. It flows principally westwards
draining to the sea into Fishguard Bay at Fishguard.
The river valley is deep and secluded up to where it meets the sea at Lower Fishguard.
The Gwaun has a total length of 15 km and is navigable with canoes for the lower third of its length, beginning west of Pontfaen.
There are several walks in the Gwaun Valley, Cwm Gwaun,
and the path above Coed Sychpant gives fine views over the valley. The
woods themselves provide habitat for birds such as tree pipits,
redstarts, tits, nuthatches and pied flycatchers. The river is home to
dippers and grey wagtails. Buzzards and sparrowhawks are also common.
Review Afon Gwaun River in Wales.