When to go
All year round
From £ 40pp
With an inflatable raft on your back, a fulfilling journey in Snowdonia beckons every kayaking and canoeing lover in the UK.
Imagine a sweep of the paddle that sends you in a complete circle and you try to go in a straight line. Often, you will flounder and wobble sitting on the board. Travelling by canoe will be nothing less than a revelation. Often, the world will be looked at upside down and familiar places will appear completely strange.
You will be completely swept away by the unspoilt beauty of water meadows and yellow flag irises. You'll also learn a few invaluable skills such as tying knots, erecting a tarpaulin and paddling.
Along with tranquillity, a vast tract of natural beauty will be ready to be explored. While floating, you'll silently pass all kinds of amazing riverside homes, tiny cottages and old manor houses — it will be a different experience altogether.
Mark and Sarah Lind are a married couple and they handle a large team. They know how to manage an event and have organised many corporate affairs. Their attention to detail is something every visitor admires and that is why Bala Water Sports is synonymous with outdoor adventure sports in the Lake District.
This activity offers you the chance to enjoy the most popular activities here in North Wales and learn a few invaluable skills in the process. The minimum age to participate in this outdoor activity is 8 years but a child should be accompanied by their parents.
- Short training
- Safety Kit
- Meals and beverages in 1-day and 2-day packages if the extra amount is paid
- Meals and beverages in half-day package
- Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
- Kit for borrowing
- Meals/ drinks
How to get there
Driving to Wales is easy because of the excellent connectivity. The fastest routes are via the M4, M5, M6 and M56.
There are direct flights to Cardiff Airport from Aberdeen, Newcastle, Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and other major cities.
The direct rail route to Wales is from London Paddington, Reading, Bath and Bristol to Newport and Cardiff where it's well connected to Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.
We booked our paddle boarding tuition session during the summer, for September. On the day the sun was nowhere to be seen. The rain lashed down, the wind howled and the lake flooded over the car park. But they handled the trip really well.