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image for Kayaking item typeCanoeing & Kayaking at National White Water Centre

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

Kayaking, £5

Whitewater rafting at National White Water Centre

Whitewater rafting at National White Water Centre

White water rafting at the National White Water Centre


The National White Water Centre; the best location for year round white water paddling in the UK. Since the 1980's the centre has hosted 3 world championships, annual national ranking events in all white water disciplines and is a favourite venue for recreational paddling.

Take on the challenge of our natural grade III-IV white water rapids in your own kayaks and canoes; improve your paddling with our bespoke coaching, or book onto our BCU safety and rescue, training and assessment courses.

Changing Rooms/ Showers/ Lockers
Extensive car parking
Regular kayak shuttle service

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 MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open year round subject to a water release from Llyn Celyn Reservoir. Please check website for water release information and further details:


Facility fee for members of a paddle sport National Governing Body - £7 per person (under 18s £5 per person)
Facility fee for non-members of a paddle sport National Governing Body - £14 per person (under 18s £10 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: free


  • 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
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality