22nd Aug 24
group in the woods


Enjoy paddling along the best rivers in North Wales. Joining our team of professional instructors to explore the best white water, flat water, and moving water that Snowdonia has to offer; giving you 4 exciting days of paddling creeks, shooting rapids, exploring estuaries, riding waves, and having the adventure of a lifetime.

Dates & Requirements

We welcome all abilities, but recommend you have some time paddling to make the most of your route, please just let us know if you would like help getting up to speed.

22nd Aug to 25th Aug    

If you are not able to book this trip then it is at full capacity. Please do contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list or have  group of friends, family or workmates that you wish to book on and we can look at booking a bespoke trip for your group.


Trip Description

Explore the best of the west by exploring rivers all over Snowdonia, with a variety of estuaries, white water, lakes, and calming river sends.

Spend your nights in riverside campsites enjoying free-range food and sharing stories with your fellow paddlers.

Our qualified and experienced coaches will provide plenty of tips to improve your paddling skills and keep you moving on a multi-day expedition!

• Canoes/Kayaks
• Paddling Equipment
• Tuition and Coaching
• Evening meal and breakfast

What do you need?
• Personal Clothing and kit
• Tent, sleeping bag and cutlery etc
• Packed lunches and snacks

Trip Itinerary

Start Time: 9am from Bala

Finish Time: 3pm location TBA

Join us for a 4 day exploration of the wilds of Snowdonia; run by Canoe Trail: a multi-award-winning family-run business. You will join our team of professional instructors and journey to the world famous Lake Bala, our base, and explore the local rivers, rapids and waves. 

We will aim to explore a series of stunning paddling locations from our bucket list :

  • Bala Lake – an incredible gem hidden in the Welsh Mountains
  • Mawddach Estuary – beautiful coastal scenery with plenty of wildlife close to Barmouth
  • Dee Valley and the Llangollen canal and aqueduct system – an incredible winding river valley
  • Dee Below Llangollen – paddle below the aqueduct and explore more of the might Welsh Dee
  • Dwyryd Estuary – Another stunning estuary linking to Ceredigion Bay 
  • Conwy Estuary, a lovely paddle finishing at the UNESCO world heritage castle of Connwy

The trip will be based out of a local waterside campsite, and we will pick paddling locations to fit with the weather and conditions to maximise our adventure.  

No experience is necessary however we will move participants subject to conditions and experience including selecting the best location for the weather, using tandem canoes or single kayaks (please specify)  to provide a more stable ride and also spending time coaching and exploring Welsh Waters.

This is, without doubt, one of our favourite locations to canoe around the UK with clear and stunning waters, majestic wildlife and plenty of history to enjoy. This is your chance to join our instructor team on a bucket list trip of a lifetime.

Note: Itinerary subject to change at any time if deemed necessary by Canoe Trail




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