Surrounded by the hills of Snowdonia, Lake Bala, or Llyn Tegid in Welsh, is the largest lake in Wales. The lake makes up part of Three Lakes Challenge, which also includes Loch Awe in Scotland and Windermere in England. Situated to the south west of the small town of Bala,…
As soon as you drop into the valley and catch a glimpse over Lake Vyrnwy you'll be awe-struck. Nestled amongst thick, dense forest, this huge lake has many hidden secrets. Just to the north of the lake you'll find incredible waterfalls for a brilliant hike. And just a little further,…
The River Dee is a well known among white water paddlers, with exciting features such as the serpents tail and horseshoe falls. This 68-mile long river is mainly considered a Welsh river. However, there are stretches of it that cross into England. It begins its life in the mountains of…
The Llangollen Canal is an impressive stretch of canal and will tick many boxes with paddlers. It’s 46 miles in length, making it great for multi-day trips should you wish. It’s cross country, with the canal crossing the England/Wales border. Furthermore, it starts just west of Crewe where it meets…
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