Half term paddling in North Wales

This years first away trip is to Coetmor Mill in Treagor near to Bangor in North Wales, with easy paddling rivers within 20 minutes drive on the Llugwy and coastal water just downstream in Bangor. We have the bunk barn based near Bethesda again this year for the mid week days from the Sunday 13th to 17th February. We looking forward to finally start gathering back together after what seems like far too long for another moving water adventure.

We have been paddling in Wales over 20 or so years of exploring the rivers we have found 3 or 4 classic paddles ideal for developing paddling and for those looking for adventure without having to paddle white water there are trips also on the Llangollen canal.

Paddling for beginners is normally possible at mill end mill on the river Dee on the outskirts of Llangollen, which with its canal , railway passing over the river and a popular destination for day trips has lots to offer non paddling partners or kids not up for a paddle. The river Dee itself has also been a popular paddle for university clubs and canoeing is a spectator sport for paddlers brave enough to paddle town falls, with a great opportunity from supporting parties to get out a phone to film a decent from the perfect viewing point of town bridge.

For those looking for a challenge a paddle down from horse shoe weir , chain bridge and then on to serpents tail down to Mile End mile is an ideal warm up paddle with something for everyone. An alternative is an upstream travel journey from Mile End Mill. with the canal nearby it’s unite possible to paddle upstream then paddle back on white water.

 

 

Llangollen Canal paddle

Paddling over the Llangollen canal is also something possible to try when heading in to North Wales something to reserve for a clear and sunny day and worth adding to a paddling itinerary if you have too much, or too little water. Paddling and parking is quite straightforward as parking is possible

Paddling the Llugwy

Paddling on the llugwy is typically the river to paddle on with access from a lay-by near to Plas y brenin. The llugwy is popular for training courses as it has pretty good access points off of the A5 and offers paddlers the opportunity of paddling short sections for training or a longer day trip can be arranged with a lunch stop at Pont Cyfen where the river folds onto itself after a short gorge section. A paddle down to forestry falls is the end of this classic run. For non paddlers there are gardens full of gnomes and a walk downstream towards Bwetsey cywed.

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