You can paddle at Llyn Padarn near Llanberis beneath steep cliffs of old slate mines, nudging onto gentle beaches. The grander Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) is Wales’ largest natural lake, four miles long with narrow gauge steam trains chuffing along the bank in summer. The beautiful Llyn Gwynant near Beddgelert also attracts many kayaking enthusiasts, and was a location for Hollywood blockbuster Tomb Raider 2.

Afon Conwy, Afon Glaslyn and Afon Llugwy provide white water opportunities for the experienced kayaker. Tryweryn National Whitewater Centre near Bala is a venue for world-class competitions, with torrents of white water suitable for both novice and expert kayakers all year round.

And with 200 miles of coastline, the shores of Eryri (Snowdonia) are packed with sea kayaking possibilities. Experienced instructors at Snowdonia Watersports have a range of exciting options to develop paddle skills, from sea kayaking to white water.

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