is the National White Water Centre, based near Bala, North Wales.
the first commercial white water rafting operation
to open in
1986, and since then
grown to become the largest and most well-respected rafting organisation in
Tryweryn is a dam released river so water is often flowing when other
British rivers are dry, thus producing a unique year round white water
Only a 15
minutes drive from Cadair View Lodges, we are ideally placed to accommodate
both small and large groups.
Located on the banks of the Afon Tryweryn – 8km of classic
Welsh whitewater - the centre enjoys year-round access to the river as well
as year-round whitewater. This is because the Tryweryn is a dam-controlled
river (rather than rain-fed), which means that there is often water when all
the other rivers are dry. The average dam release is 9 cumecs which makes
the upper/centre section a grade 3/4 river with both technical sections
(Graveyard) and steep drops (Ski Jump, Chapel Falls), and the lower section
(centre to Bala), continuous grade 2/3 with one grade 4 drop.
There are a couple of options, the Rafting
Extravaganza, suitable for groups and the
Rafting Experience which is suitable for
individuals or groups of less than four people to experience the thrill of
whitewater rafting on the Tryweryn!
the ultimate thrill for people who are looking for a cross between
whitewater rafting and canoeing. This session gives you the chance to be in
control of the raft and to negotiate the rapids yourself.
As well as providing facilities for recreational boating and
coaching courses CT also hosts numerous whitewater events including wild
water races, slalom competitions and freestyle events. In addition to these
there are also two annual river Festivals; the Freestyle Festival and the
5.10 Coaching Festival. Both of these are a mix of whitewater boating,
coaching courses, competitions and evening events and are the highlights of
many boater's calendars!
Canolfan Tryweryn's website for further