image for Rafting item typeWhite Water Rafting at National White Water Centre

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

Canolfan Tryweryn Bala

Canolfan Tryweryn Bala

  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Water Sports, £32

AALA

Address

Canolfan Tryweryn,
Frongoch,
Bala,
Gwynedd,
LL23 7NU

Details

The National White Water Centre has over 25 years of experience in providing white water rafting at the best summer white water facility in the UK. The Tryweryn River is a steep and rocky mountain river with fast flowing rapids that carry you down the course on an exhilarating and adrenalin fuelled trip. And, because the Tryweryn is a dam controlled river we very often have water when all other rivers are dry!

We have a variety of sessions available ranging from fun family trips along the lower river to fast flowing group sessions on the upper river.

Full Session Groups/ Individuals: In the two hours you will get 4 exhilarating and adrenaline fuelled runs down the grade 3/4 mountain river.

Taster Session: Not quite sure what to expect? Experience the thrill of white water rafting with 2 runs down in our 14 foot inflatable rafts, lasting just over an hour.

The Tryweryn Safari: A family friendly session suitable for children aged 10 years old or over. Tackle rapids, surf waves and bounce off boulders while enjoying breathtaking wild river scenary.

The Tryweryn Special- Upper/Lower River Combo: Our longest raft run; starting at The Chipper you’ll paddle small manoeuvrable rafts through the grade 3/4 rapids of the classic National White Water Centre run and then carry on for another 6km down the fantastic lower Tryweryn all the way to Bala.

Orcas: Two-man inflatable rafts that provide the ultimate thrill for people who are looking for a cross between white water rafting and canoeing. An opportunity to familiarise yourself with the rocky course in our guided 14 foot inflatable rafts before braving the rapids on your own in the Orcas!

For those wanting a slightly different white water experience, you can leave the raft behind and go canyoning, where you will slide, swim and scramble down the stunning gorge and be met by a bus to bring you back to the centre.

Fancy a go at kayaking? Now you can have a go in one of our tandem kayaks, this will get you closer to the crashing waves with you paddling yourself down our vigorous white water course, don't worry, you have a guide in the back!

If you don't fancy the adventure of the river, don't worry: there are extensive riverside trails around the centre and picnic areas dotted around the site which give you the opportunity to take in the splendour of the surroundings. We are situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and the breathtaking scenery of the area offers a fantastic retreat, not only for the water sports enthusiast, but for everyone.

White water rafting from £32 per person.

For further details see www.ukrafting.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityGay friendly

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open 1st Dec - 17th Oct
Closed 18th Oct - 30th Nov.

White Water Rafting session times:
Monday - Friday 9 00am - 4 00pm
Saturday - Sunday 8 30am - 6 30pm (8 30am - 4 00pm October - March)

All activities are dependent on a suitable water release from Llyn Celyn Reservoir (normally 200 days per year)

Prices

White Water Rafting from £32.00 per person

Location

Directions

See location of National White Water Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SH 888402  Lat: 52.94763 Long: -3.65642

From Llangollen follow the A5 to Corwen, 1 ½ miles through Corwen take the left turning to Bala (A494). At Bala turn right towards Trawsfynydd (A4212). Drive 3 miles to the village of Frongoch, just 1 mile past Frongoch we are signposted on the left.

From Bangor head for Betws Y Coed on the A5, bear right on the junction for the A470 (north), pass Pentrefoelas and Glasfryn. 3 miles later turn right onto B4501 signposted Bala. After around 7 miles on this road, turn right at T-junction onto A4212 towards Trawsfynydd. Around 1 mile up this road we are signposted on the left.

From Aberystwyth through Machynlleth on the A478 towards Corris. Descend to “Cross Foxes Inn” and at the T-junction turn left onto A470 follow the road towards Dolgellau and turn right onto the A494 signposted Bala. Bear left at village of Llanuwchllyn and follow the lake round to Bala. At Bala follow Trawsfynydd signs A4212. Drive 3 miles to the village of Frongoch, just 1 mile past Frongoch we are signposted on the left.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gay friendlyGay friendly
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

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