Ideal for learning to white water raft, the River Dee in North Wales provides excellent and reliable white water throughout the year.
A stretch of water approximately two thirds of a mile long opposite the schools facilities is used, which is ideal to welcome complete novices and those who have already been white water rafting before. Indeed, in the winter months, the River Dee offers some of the most challenging rapids (up to level 3) in the UK.
In the summer the river is usually lower but this allows more opportunity to play in the rapids having a go at body surfing, rapid swimming and weir walking. You will run the rapids anything between 2 and 4 times depending on the time spent getting down the river. Oh and you WILL get wet!
You will receive
a full safety briefing and all the training you'll need, as well as all the equipment, like paddles, wet suits, buoyancy aid and helmet and splash jacket. During the time when the courses are run, the weather will not normally cause a run to be cancelled. In the unlikely event that your run is postponed, another date will be offered to you.
White water rafting
is just one of a range of
water sport activities
This experience is available all year round, however please note availability may be limited during winter months (November - February). Start times are usually 9.15, 11.45 and 14.15. You will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of your experience.
This White Water Activity centre is about one mile away from Llangollen town centre on the A5 towards Conwen.
Minimum age is 8 with no upper age limit so adults and kids may be rafting together. There is a maximum weight of 18 stone. Participants do not have to be able to swim but need to be confident in moving water. No pregnant women.
This North Wales white water rafting venue welcomes friends and family. There is an excellent view over the main rapids from the bank. There is a cafe which offers teas, coffees and hot meals. Toilets, showers and changing facilities.
The operator can also advise on a wide range of excellent accommodation options in the areas. (Prices are subject to change). Breakfast available from the cafe on the premises, evening meals have to be taken elsewhere. There are no cooking facilities on site.
I bought a voucher for my fiance and I to experience white water rafting and we loved it! It was such a memorable and fun day out. Thank you!
After treating my hubby to the white water rafting on the river Dee a good friend of ours decided he'd like to come along too. So...we ended up having a few drinks the night before - not a good idea! When we arrived the next day our rafting guide spotted that I wasn't on the best form and thinking I was worried about falling in, told me not to worry as the life jacket would keep me afloat. I confessed I was feeling a little hungover and delicate in the hope that it'd get me some sympathy and thought I'd got it, until we then carried the raft down the river - it was March in North Wales and cold, cold, cold. I couldn't get in the raft quick enough. We all got settled and our 'sympathetic' guide tipped us all out into the icy water. "That'll cure you" he said. And it did! After that we were rock jumping and submerging in the rapids. Totally brilliant!