Go wet white water rafting together in Wales on an inflatable six person raft. Be kitted out with all the equipment before a full safety briefing and instruction in the best practices of rafting. Up at the starting point, a experienced guide takes you on a series of runs down the exhilarating bends and plunges of the mighty River Tryweryn. Catch breath at the bottom then it starts all over again. Become more confident and the guide becomes more determined to get you wet! Get as many runs as time allows - usually four. As a guide, Wales is graded three on the UK s white water rafting grading system which starts at one (relaxed) and goes up to six (too rough to offer commercially).
Daily from mid December to end of October, subject to water releases by the local river authority. Dates fill very quickly; book at least six weeks in advance.
Severe adverse weather conditions or local environmental issues can affect water releases and rafting - it is essential to call the venue two days prior to the experience to check weather conditions and the latest water release information.
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This experience is for two people. The raft holds up to six people plus a qualified instructor.
Spectators are welcome to watch from the riverbank. A camera will come in handy. Spectators' safety remains their own responsibility at all times. There are covered facilities and a cafe, but they might not see all of the action from there.
Bring swimwear and a towel. If you own a long-legged wetsuit bring that. Boots, helmets, wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. Glasses and contact lenses may be worn at your own risk.
From Llangollen follow the A5 to Corwen. Approximately a mile and a half past Corwen, turn left towards Bala along the A494. At Bala turn right towards Trawsfynydd on the A4212. Canolfan Tryweryn is signposted on the left just a mile past Frongoch village. Look out for the brown tourist information signs depicting a kayaker and National Whitewater Centre. Please park in one of the designated car parks and report to reception with your paperwork.
Min age is 12. Max chest girth is 52''. Participants must be able to swim at least 25 metres before they can brave the rapids in the 14 foot inflatable raft. Any medical conditions must be declared before booking and venue may test fitness.
It is imperative to call the venue two days in advance to check that rafting is going ahead. If water release or weather conditions mean that rafting is postponed, a rebooking will be made.