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River Dee (Wales)

Date(s) - 04/04/2020 - 05/04/2020
All Day

Nice trip for all, who would like to be introduced to whitewater kayaking, or those who would like to improve the existing skills.

The river is suitable for beginners. If you have any questions ask your coach.


WHERE IS IT?: It flows from Bala lake into a beautiful valley parallelled by the A5 for much of the way. There is a pleasant easy stretch above the one described here.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Put in above or below horseshoe falls, this is located just above Chain Bridge hotel on the true river left side. There’s a free car park with toilets (that hardly ever open) where you can park and get changed. Walk down towards chain bridge and up the canal to horseshoe falls. Take out is 200 meters after town falls (under the bridge in Llangollen town) on river left. You’ll see some steps leading out of the river and to a car park.

The other option is to park at Mile End Mill/ Factory falls/ Nomads/ Tombstones (depending on how long you’ve been paddling) and either stay there on the play features or do a loop using the canal. MEM is located on the A5 just before you get into the 30 zone in Llangollen if your coming from Corwen.

APPROX LENGTH: 2.5 miles.

TIME NEEDED: 15 minutes in a wild water race, otherwise at least an hour or more for playing.

River: N/A
Shuttle Required:No
Put-In: TBC
Meet Time: TBC On Water: TBC
Tide Time/Height:N/A (N/Am)
Sunset:19:40 Sunset
Contact: Sebastian Soyke

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