The National White Water Centre

Attractions in Bala Gwynedd

1o6ei2 S Vx KG

The National White Water Centre


The National White Water Centre is set on the banks of the River Tryweryn, near Bala. The Tryweryn is dam controlled ensuring great water conditions all year round and the centre prides itself on providing the best white water rafting experiences in the UK. The NWWC pioneered commercial rafting in the UK in 1986 and remains the country's most popular white water rafting destination. Experience the thrill of the Tryweryn for yourselves, with rafting sessions ideal for groups, individuals and families, as well as the brand-new tandem kayak and canyoning sessions.

The National White Water Centre is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for paddle sport. The River Tryweryn has been used for kayaking and canoeing since the mid-70's and has hosted 3 canoeing world championships and numerous international competitions. By the mid 1980's rafting equipment had developed to a standard which could withstand the rigours of white water rafting on the world championship course. And so the first commercial rafting operation in the UK was established 25 years ago offering the adventurous with their first taste of white water on the rapids of the Tryweryn.

If you don't fancy getting on the water this time, we have extensive riverside trails around the centre which allow you to enjoy the splendour of the surroundings and a riverside café where you can grab some lunch and chuckle at your family or friends as they zoom past you in their raft!

For a more relaxed view of the river, take a walk along the delightful Tryweryn Trail as you explore mossy oaks and delicate willows in this magnificent setting. Or simply enjoy a warming cup of tea in the new riverside cafe; Caffi Celyn as you watch your friends and family whizz past you!


“We didn’t know we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun” A.A.Milne

...and the memories you will make at the awesome National White Water Centre will be hilarious, thrilling and unforgettable for you and your family/ friends. Available for all ages from 10+ this fantastic organisation began in 1986 and has gone on to be the largest and most popular in the UK. Based near Bala in the captivating Snowdonia National Park, natural rapids on the River Tryweryn flow down Llyn Celyn and are released over summer months and thus provide suitable water levels for Kayakers and Rafters. There’s a whole range of different activities for you to choose from, including the most popular; Rafting full session, where for two sensational hours you’re taken down 4 mind blowing runs down continuous white water rapids. For those who prefer to keep dry, there’s a jolly nice café with a view.

- Top 100 Review
1o6ei2 S Vx KG

Contact Us

National Whitewater Centre (Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol) Canolfan Tryweryn Frongoch ,
Bala Gwynedd, Gwynedd , LL23-7NU





The National White Water Centre Video

Image Gallery

Click on a photograph to view in a larger format

7 Yj GV Ur Ts2
Uh Y Sbm Xdify
N Ye PF Ql G Yu
A9v G Pky TMF
I Gt AWV8dj7
Oz356qu EIWF
Yc7v Xw T Fm HD
F Ak Jh XTA5oz
2uyu HFE Mo HT
Wms0 B Ca9xf
OH Opki Wr Ij1
4 Xnz6 F1f YY4
Dx1 Vze A2 Td
NJ0ny Fpeg8p
Z GS3j Iz9 G
IH0 Phh J3e8i
I Lj3 N Ru Mamr
Dos ZL Gzm N4 H
Nx F7j1q Pbr0


View the map below to see where we are and to get directions.

Nearby Eating Out

I73lj Ds S9xu

Plas Yn Dre Restaurant

Whether it's a light lunch ranging from local granary bread sandwiches to battered fish, homemade chips and mushy peas or a full on a la carte meal-ie pan-fried

Old Wives Tales 8

Old Wives Tales

Welcoming and elegant; you’ll fall completely, and utterly in love with the terracotta-coloured restaurant; Old Wives Tales, situated in the historic market town of Bala, in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

Kv MJ Nsatxa R

Yr Eagles Llanuwchllyn

The head of the big, blue, glassy mirror of Bala lake is situated in the splendid village of Llanuwchllyn. It is also the HQ of the Bala Lake Railway, and the nostalgic

Nearby Accommodation

Q Pu Aiw Wk Krf

Rhydydefaid Farm B&B

Welcome to our traditional Welsh stone built farmhouse at Frongoch, Nr Bala. Enjoy Welsh hospitality in our B&B, 100 acre mixed working farm, which parts of dates back over 400 years. You

9 Lfvi Dzc UQ1

Monfa Bed & Breakfast

We offer quality accommodation, warm friendly service and a delicious breakfast made from local produce and which will set you up for the day and sustain you while

Lks7z Ck9 WA2

Pen-Isa’r Llan Farm Self Catering Accommodation

The historical market town of Bala in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales, is vibrant with beauty and culture. An area of dove- white mountains, deep rolling valleys,