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The National White Water Centre is the main Welsh white water training centre and the home of white water rafting and kayaking in the UK. Based on the River Tryweryn in Snowdonia National Park, the water levels are dam-controlled so the rapids rage year-round and the river conditions are consistently reliable.

You can rest assured that the staff are well-versed in running safe and enjoyable rafting trips; they’ve been doing so on the Tryweryn since 1985, and the facilities are high quality and comfortable. You can prepare for your day in warm, separate male and female changing rooms with lockers and hot showers are available if you want to warm up after the event.

For any members of your party who don’t fancy the rafting, the beautiful setting of the centre means that there is still plenty to enjoy. The riverside walk provides gorgeous views of the river and beyond, or there is the chance to relax in the café or on one of the many picnic benches with a cup of tea or a spot of lunch.  

Your rafting ticket includes safety-approved helmets and buoyancy aids, and you are free to either bring your own wetsuit and footwear, or hire these from the onsite store.

Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Stephen Dawson 

Image source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by martin_vmorris


These Grade 3-4 rapids can be found on the Tryweryn River in Frongoch, Bala. Once you enter Bala, turn right on the A4212, drive for 3 miles and the centre is signposted.  Where the rafting begins there is plently of parking.

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