Family Paddle Sports in North Wales
An essential part of any family holiday has to be the availability of water! If it’s just hanging out by a mountain stream or lake or by the sea kids will be happy – and grown up kids too! Add in a bit of sport for good measure and you have the perfect ingredients for a great day out. Bring your own equipment or hire. Teach yourself or take instruction. There’s plenty of choice.
For any kind of water activity Llyn Tegid by Bala is set amongst stunning scenery - add in the thrill of white water rafting on the Tryweryn nearby for a big adventure. The mountain lake of Llyn Padarn has sheltered lagoons of flat calm water to practice canoeing and kayaking. The wonderfully serene Llyn Geirionydd is tucked away in a very beautiful part of Snowdonia. During the summer months it becomes a popular site for watersports including canoeing and windsurfing. Power boats and waterskiing (but not jet skis) are also permitted here. Nant Gwynant is one of the prettiest places in Snowdonia and the central feature of the valley is the delightful Llyn Gwynant.
The miles of coastline surrounding North Wales also provide fantastic opportunities for watersports. Take your pick from Sea Kayaking, Sit-on-Tops, Surfing, Sailing or Stand Up Paddleboarding, Rib Rides, Coasteering & Kite Surfing - we've got the lot. Highlights include the sheltered bay of Rhoscolyn on Anglesey or the popular resort of Abersoch are just a few highlights. with the nearby amazing beach of Porth Neigl / Hells Mouth.
For those with a big need of adventure join in on a supervised trip under the watchful eye of a trained watersports instructor and live like Pocahontas paddling your Canadian canoe along the Conwy Estuary or a trip down the Mawddach from Penmaenpool to Barmouth.
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Centres, Instructors, Coaches & Guides
North Wales has the highest concentration of outdoor activity instructors, coaches & guides anywhere in the UK. They’re professional, proud, passionate and pioneering and ready to take your adventure to the next level.
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