Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : Afon Afan (River Avan)

Paddle Point

Launch from near bench. Limited roadside parking (narrow road).

Paddle Point
Cymmer, Neath Port Talbot, UK

The first of the grade 3 rapids. A diagonal ledge (with stopper & tow back) leads to a good steep section with boulders and a 100m rapid.

Paddle Point
Cymmer, Neath Port Talbot, UK

A good grade 3 rapid with holes and wave trains. Downstream from this ledge, just right of centre, is a big boulder which seems to attract one paddler from every group that tackles the river. The fast flowing water to the right of it leads to an undercut which is best avoided...especially if you have found the magnetic boulder...!

Paddle Point
Cymmer, Neath Port Talbot, UK

Big eddy river left. Get out here and hop over the fence for an ardous but essential portage around the horrendous cross river pipe. At VERY high water it can be paddled over on right but in medium or high it's not worth the risk, get pushed left and you're in a world of trouble.

Paddle Point
Cymmer, Neath Port Talbot, UK

short but technical rapids. Good fun.

Paddle Point
Cymmer, Neath Port Talbot, UK

The second pipe across the river. Go far left and you can slide down into the plunge pool on the other side no need to get out of boat.

Paddle Point
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32, UK

Portage river right. Shootable for kayaks river left.

Paddle Point

Start of the grade 4 section...
Set up safety on river right. Do not attempt this on the left the towback is bad on that side. Far right there's a boulder! Over a metre on the guage and this whole section is a serious under taking. When in spate the whole lot links up and makes one super stopper!

Paddle Point

If you're not happy on grade four this is a good get out. There's a foot path up to the mountain bike trail car park. Which is a good place to park and safe from interference from anglers with a grudge as evey car has a roof rack fitted!

Paddle Point

Grade 3 rapids lead to the grade 4 section. Get out river left and have a look!

Paddle Point

A nice small technical grade 4 rapid.. can you avoid the annoying boulder which blocks the line..?

Paddle Point

Get out river right. Don't run the next drop ( a fraction downstream) unless continuing down. In higher flows it has a good stopper..

Paddle Point
Cwmafan, Neath Port Talbot, UK

This weir is a killer. In medium/high flows the tow back is enourmous and feeds back to the middle. This weir has claimed lives PORTAGE it. It's not worth it.