Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : Afon Tyweryn

The Tryweryn is arguably the most famous white water river in Britain, and as such is a fantastic place for kayaking and canoeing. Home of the National White Water Centre, the River Tryweryn is a managed river with dam releases and some improvements to the natural river to make it ideal for paddlers.

Close to Snowdonia's mountain rivers, the famous River Dee and Bala Lake, the area is a great centre for canoeing, and a must do tick on any white water paddler's CV.


Water release information can be found here.

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Short set of rapids (G3) just before the Chipper fish pass. A nice play wave also resides here.

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1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

There are many places to launch on this section of the Tryweryn, but this is one of the more fun ones. It'll scrape the bottom of your boat to hell though!

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Nice little warm up rapids (G2) just below the Chipper at Canolfan Tryweryn.

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1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Upper Graveyard rapids at Canolfan Tryweryn.

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1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Lower Graveyard rapid on the Tryweryn mainsite.

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The Skislope rapid on the Tryweryn mainsite.

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Miss Davies Bridge rapid on the Afon Tryweryn.

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1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Cafe Wave play wave on the Afon Tryweryn.

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Fingers Rapid on the Afon Tryweryn. Grade 3+/4.

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Chapel Falls on the Afon Tryweryn. A single drop, but classed as Grade 4.

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1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Bala Mill Falls on the Afon Tryweryn Grade 3/4.

If not running the falls there is an unusual portage which should be used. Above the first drop look out for the old mill leat on river right (just after left hand bend, before it swings right and starts to drop, signposted). This is now the approved portage. Paddle along the narrow leat for a few hundred yards until a purpose built get out and steep steps drop to the pool below the falls.
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1 Chome-11 Kamifukubara, Yonago-shi, Tottori-ken 683-0004, Japan

Slalom site at Bala Mill Falls.