Posted on 27/09/2016 by David
White water rafting is a great activity for large groups and can be a real belly-laughing activity!
It’s no secret that North Wales is home to a whole range of rivers, lakes and seaside locations, but did you know that some of the best white water rafting rapids can be found in North Wales?
We’ve done our research so you don’t have to! Here are 5 of the best places to go white water rafting in North Wales:
1. The National White Water Centre
If you’ve read our post, ‘A Guide to North Wales for Water Sports Enthusiasts’ you’ll know that the National White Water Centre is home to a whole host of great watersports.
As the name states, the centre is famous for being one of the premium whitewater centres in the UK.
No matter what the weather, the centre has the perfect conditions as the river Tryweryn’s waters are dam-controlled. Whether you want a full 2-hour session of rafting, a taster session or a ‘Tryweryn Safari’, the centre offers something for everyone.
2. Whitewater Active
Whitewater Active is a company located on the River Dee and offers a fantastic rafting session no matter what the weather.
From grade 2 to 4 rapids, there are 3km of rapids to explore, including the ‘Serpents tail’ a famous rapid. This is the perfect activity for a large group and combined with all the other activities available in the area – its location makes for a great week away.
Stay in a cottage and enjoy lazy nights after a long day of adventuring.
3. Snowdonia Adventure Hub
Further up the Tryweryn from the National White Water Centre, the Snowdonia Adventure Hub offers grade 3-4 white water rapids.
Battle against the water in a 14-foot inflatable raft in one of their two-hour sessions which takes you through 4 exciting runs, or if you just want a taster session, then these come at a reasonable hourly rate. You could always come back for more if you’re staying in the area!
Why white water rafting?
If you’re looking to get your adrenaline pumping – white water rafting may be the sport for you. Plus, it has a range of other benefits, including team building and an opportunity to bond as a family. It also allows you to enjoy the fresh air in an exciting and interesting new way, taking the views in as you go.
These great white water rafting centres are just a start to the brilliant array of watersports throughout North Wales so why not jump head first into a week of exciting adventures? Take advantage of everything North Wales has to offer!
Are you ready for an experience of a lifetime? Book your cottage stay and white water rafting experience today!
Have you ever been white water rafting? Tell us your stories in the comments below…