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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Welsh Canoeing Association
  • Visit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Rafting, £35

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking

Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing and Kayaking


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!

The National Whitewater Centre offers a variety of sessions 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 scenery.

Orcas: Two-man inflatable rafts that provide the ultimate thrill for people who are looking for a cross between white water rafting and canoeing.

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.

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

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open all the time
Open 1st Dec - 31st Oct
Closed 1st Nov - 14th Dec

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)


White Water Rafting from £35.00 per person


Canolfan Tryweryn,
LL23 7NU



Plan route to National White Water Centre using Google mapsPlan route using 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


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired