River Dee

River Dee

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River Licensing Information

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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 Snowdonia. It then filters down through the hills, winding its way through the valleys. Finally it flows into the Dee Estuary (Liverpool Bay) before greeting the Irish Sea.

If you’re looking for a variety of different grades of whitewater you will appreciate what the river Dee has to offer. Plus, you’ve got the added bonus of dramatic scenery along much of its length too.

Serpent’s tail and horseshoe falls are popular spots with white water paddlers, and there are several spots for touring options. The Dee at Llangollen also regularly hosts slalom competitions.

If you’re looking for some wildlife opportunities, the mouth of the river at the Dee Estuary has plenty to offer in terms of birdlife. Keep a look out for wheatears, spoonbill, treecreepers and little egret to name a few.