Information for paddlers at the NWWc
The River Tryweryn has been popular for canoeing and kayaking since the 1970's. If you haven't paddled the Tryweryn before, there is no proficiency test so it will be up to you to inspect and decide whether its a suitable river for you. Further information about paddling the Tryweryn can be found on the river information page, and notices about events or obstructions in the river are also shown on the water information board. If you have inspected the river and are unsure whether its for you or have any other questions about paddling here please come and see us at reception in the main centre.
Please sign in at reception
It is free to paddle the River Tryweryn but its important for us to know how many people paddle here so please sign in at reception on each visit.
coaches bringing a Group
The National White Water Centre is a great venue for coaching groups with classic white water and excellent facilities. If you are coaching group of paddlers on the Tryweryn please sign in for the whole group at reception (ask for the coaches signing in book). You will be taking responsibility for the group being of an appropriate standard to paddle the river. If the coach has signed in for a group there is no need for members of that group to sign in seperately.
It is free to use the heated changing rooms, lockers and showers at the centre and certainly makes a nice change from changing in car parks and lay bys! However if you are bringing a large group you may want to hire a classroom/meeting room, hire the top site or organise refreshments at Caffi Celyn in advance.
The National White Water centre is an excellent venue for slalom, wild water racing training and hosts national ranking and international races annually. At certain times of the day the site is busy with all typers of river users. Through the middle of the day we ask that only slalom gates in eddies are used (gates in the main flow might be moved out of the way of other river users), however for the first and last two hours of the day gates can be used in the main flow. For further advice about training at the National White Water Centre please call 01678 521083 or visit reception.
Canoe Wales Shop can arrange a demo of most equipment, or for equipment to be delivered to the centre if you’ve bought it. Why not visit the canoe wales shop and pick your new equipment.
There is no charge for paddling at the centre, however you do need to pay for the car parking. You can find out about the charges here.
If you are looking for a coach to help you improve your skills or to organise a group coached day, please visit our Coaching and Courses page.