Canyoning Snowdonia North Wales


Canyoning in Snowdonia North Wales

Our original and most popular Canyoning adventure in Snowdonia and North Wales.

This canyoning trip takes place in a true Snowdonia gem and possibly wale’s most epic action packed canyons. Action, fun and adrenalin guaranteed in one of the best canyoning experiences in Snowdonia. Highlights are:-

  • Small slides
  • Crystal clear Plunge pools
  • Big water slide up to 100ft (it is nicknamed the cresta run!!)
  • 10m waterfall abseil.
  • Zip wire off a cascading waterfall
  • Via ferrata
  • Suitable for beginners.
  • Top quality equipment
  • Qualified and experienced instructors

What is your canyoning day like?

We usually meet near Ffestiniog and then drive on for ten minutes to the start of the canyon. Once changed into canyoning wetsuits etc you will be given a short brief about the session. Next comes a 20 minute walk through magical ancient Celtic rainforest to reach the top of the canyon.

Let the canyoning fun begin! You are presented with clear pool of pure mountain water. Its not deep enough to jump so the safest way in is to keep your body rigid and fall in backwards with a flat body. A good trust fall! If you weren’t awake you will be now!

Next comes the narrows, a tight metre wide slot carved by frequent Snowdonia rainfall. You have just had a bath its now its time for a shower. A small waterfall will lightly pummel your head, the original power shower.

A short wild swim leads to the first fun 5m water slide into a deep pool. After a short walk we then reach the highlight of the canyoning trip. The so called Cresta run. One of Snowdonia’s finest Canyoning features.

A short slide into a plunge pool leads to an amazing 100m slide. Feel the force of the water push you along this amazing natural waterslide. The grand finale is a jaw dropping 10m waterfall. The brave will abseil or zipwire off to land in the deep crystal clear pool below.

You have now conquered one of Snowonia’s finest canyons. A short walk leads back to the vehicles and dry clothes. Get changed, sit back and relax knowing that you have earnt a hearty meal and maybe even cool refreshing beer. A perfect day in Snowdonia.

If you are feeling heroic our extreme canyoning(hyperlink) trip explores further down into the awesome lower canyon.

Who is canyoning suitable for?

Suitable for most, you do not need to be especially fit. Good for families with adventurous children. Very popular with stag and hen parties.

Where do we meet for your canyoning adventure?

We usually meet near Ffestiniog in Snowdonia for this Canyoning adventure (weather dependent).

What to wear while canyoning?

We know that being cold isn’t much fun. To keep people warm and safe we provide you with the best gear possible. Kit includes Seland canyoning wetsuits , Petzl hardware and canyoning boots. We will provide:-

  • Warm winter wetsuit for canyoning
  • Seland Canyoning jackets with hoods
  • Wetsuit socks
  • Neoprene gloves
  • Canyoning harness
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Helmet
  • Trainers for feet

Using this kit means canyoning is a year around activity.

What do you need to bring for your canyoning adventure?

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Dry clothes for afterwards
  • Spare trainers that you dont mind getting wet


Snowdonia, North Wales.




£50 per person Canyoning trip

£55 per person Extreme canyon trip

£60 per person  Extreme+ canyon trip

Discounts for children and groups.

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Canyoning Snowdonia North Wales
Canyoning Snowdonia North Wales

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