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Bala White Water Rafting

River Tryweryn, North Wales   

• White water rafting sessions on the River Tryweryn
• Paddle this popular spot on the edge of Snowdonia
• Rafts take up to six, plus your guide onboard too
• Raft a 5km stretch of this dam-release river

What's Included

• White water rafting session
• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• You will be kitted out by the team with wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids
• Raft down 5km or unspoilt, natural river
• Please allow up to three hours for this experience
• Rafts can accommodate up to 6 participants plus the guide

What Can I Expect

Ride the rapids of the Tryweryn when you go white water rafting at Bala! This picturesque spot in North Wales is a popular place for white water sports lovers. Access to the river is easy and once you're in it, those fast flowing waters have plenty of playspots for paddlers.

The River Tryweryn is quite unique. It's source is in the Snowdonia National Park and 19kms later, it flows into the River Dee, just beyond Bala, where this white water rafting company is based. Upstream from Bala, there's the Llyn Celyan Dam. This is used to stock water in winter, so it can be released in regular quantities at regular times during the summer months. All that means pretty decent white water flows all year round on the stretch of the Tryweryn from the dam to the Dee. And that, in turn, means great white water rafting for much of the year too!

The five kilometre straight of the Tryweryn you'll be rafting down has been graded as 2-4, with grade 1 waters being gently flowing and grade 6 being un-runnable. In essence you're in good, middle range standing when it comes to the force of the white water - perfect for just the right amount of exhilaration for all levels of rafter.

It's a pretty steep descent and the sides are fairly rocky too, so you will need to keep your wits about you while you raft back down to Bala. But re-assuringly, your rafting host will be at the back of the raft, helping to steer and making sure you don't get tipped up and soaked - unless you want to of course, in which they'll be game for it too!

Along your five kilometre ride there will plenty of drops and stoppers to keep you and your rafting comrades on your toes. Mind that overhanging tree, steer round that gurgling eddy and power over that swirling water. With the likes of 'Long Left', 'Bouncing Rock', 'Dump Truck Eddy' to tackle, it's going to be fun on the white waters of Tryweryn.

And watch out for the crescendo to your white water rafting - the Bala Mill Falls. This is actually one of the steepest drops on the entire length of the River Tryweryn and makes for a fabulous flourish to finish your rafting experience.


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions

*It is unlikely that rafting will resume during 2020. Vouchers purchased will be valid for experiences for 2021 or sooner if experiences resume. Bookings are currently being made from March 2021 onwards*


• River Tryweryn, Bala, North Wales

Suitable For

• Minimum age 10
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Spectators are welcome although due to the nature of this activity viewing is limited

Anything Else

• Participants should bring a pair of shoes that they don't mind getting wet
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

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The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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