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Do you want to experience the tranquility of a leisurely kayak or canoe on one of Snowdonias idyllic rivers or lakes? Or race down one of Snowdonias white water rapids? Gradient Adventure can help with this and more.

Kayaking in Snowdonia is one of the biggest rushes you can have on the water, letting you play in lakes, river rapids, waterfalls and even the sea. It’s also a great way to get up close to the nature that Snowdonia has to offer. Kayaking allows you to check out Snowdonia from a brand new point of view, paddling silently through remote areas that many people will never get to visit.

With such a variety of fun on offer it’s no wonder that kayaking is so popular with thousands of fans all over the world.

We run 3 types of paddlesport activity in Snowdonia and North Wales.

1. Flat water kayaking

2. Canoeing

3. White water kayaking

KAYAKING OR CANOEING?

The usual way to differentiate kayaking and canoeing is to consider how you are seated and the type of paddle used. While kayaking you are generally sat down legs stretched out in front. In a canoe you are usually kneeling with feet tucked behind you. A kayaker would also use a double bladed paddle and canoeist a single bladed paddle.

Both activities are amazing fun. On your Snowdonia kayaking adventure we can offer both forms, kayaking or Canoeing.

WHO IS KAYAKING SUITABLE FOR?

Kayaking in Snowdonia is a great sport for any beginner to learn, young or old.Just like cycling it’s relatively simple to pick up. Within a few hours you’ll be paddling along happily. There are so many different types of kayak and kayaking. There is something for everyone – from flatwater kayaking to sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking.

We use standard hard plastic kayaks but recently we have been using specialist inflatable kayaks. These are very stable and easy to control on flat and white water. They are unlikely to capsize on flat water and even if they do you can simply climb back on top.

Our fleet also contains inflatable double kayaks which are perfect for an adult and a nervous child, amazing fun on white water.

WHY CHOOSE SNOWDONIA AND NORTH WALES FOR YOUR KAYAKING AND CANOEING ADVENTURE?

Snowdonia and North Wales is the perfect destination for your Kayaking and canoeing adventure. Snowdonia contains numerous fresh water lakes. Most of these have been created by ancient glaciers carving deep valleys which have slowly filled with pure mountain water. These valleys have been further carved and extended by plentiful rainfall falling on Snowdonias majestic mountain peaks. This rainfall has created some of the British isles finest white water rivers.

.A combination of ice and water has given us the awe inspiring scenery we now have. It has also given us an utterly breathtaking natural kayaking playground. After fresh rainfall Snowdonias white water rivers give an exciting challenge. In drier periods the more mature River Dee holds water longer and gives a tremendous day out.

About 50% of North wales is also made up of coastline all of which is a relatively short drive away where ever you base yourself. This opens options up even further. All within an hours drive you can enjoy sheltered bays, playful surf, the charging currents of the Menai Straits and tidal white water at 4mile bridge.



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