White Water Rafting in North Wales

White Water Rafting in North Wales

Ideal for learning white water rafting in Wales out on the River Dee is a big draw for novice and expert rafters alike! Paddlers come from all over North Wales and beyond to ride these thrilling white waters rafting with the likes of Commonwealth Champion Jimmy Jayes who founded this school in 1985.

The conditions around this area of Wales mean there are excellent and reliable white waters for rafting throughout the year making this section of the River Dee one of the best white water flows in the UK. So expect to be swirled around and go bobbing up and down all over the place as you raft along!

There are all grades of rapids here and for a less challenging (but no less thrilling) session for beginners a stretch of Welsh water right adjacent to Llangollen is the starting point. It’s a great little spot and even friends and family can spectate from the bridge over the rapids cheering you on as you paddle by.

Each raft takes between four and six passengers and you’re all kitted out at basecamp before you head out onto this three kilometre stretch of continuous rapids. If you’re up for it there are some fab little naturally occurring white water challenges to take on from the Serpent’s Tail and Town Falls to Campsite Weir.

All rafts come with their very own instructor onboard who’ll be guiding you and your merry crew along the rapids. No previous experience is necessary but you will need that sense of adventure and fun as you will be getting wet when you go white water rafting in Wales. This is one of the very best places for it so we reckon you should properly go for it and get paddling those swirls. If you really get into it you might even be able to fit in several runs during your allotted rafting time out on the River Dee.

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River Bugging in Scotland

River Bugging in Scotland

River Bugging is the latest craze in Scotland that hails from down under and adrenaline is guaranteed as you take to the River Tummel in Perthshire in your personal River Bug!

Bugging is a great way to see the river from a different perspective whether it’s in a full raging spate or showing the calmer face of the summer. In fact high water or otherwise bugging is a thrill a minute – river-based activity and not to be missed if you can keep a cool head when the spray is flying the river is deep and you’re getting soaked.

This centre was the first in Scotland to offer river bugging and this experience takes place on the Tummel river near Pitlochry. Since then several rivers in the area have been bugged but this is considered to be the original and the best. The bugs themselves are like blow up armchairs and work like a personal raft as you sit in them and launch yourself down the fast flowing waters negotiating your own path as you go.

Before you head off you’ll be kitted out in all the usual gear but with one extra addition that is the key to this bugging lark – webbed gloves! These allow you to paddle control and steer the bug as your hurtle down the river and are amazingly effective.

Don’t worry if you’ve never done river bugging before you’ll get expert tuition from some of the world’s most experienced white-water professionals including the acknowledged pioneer of bugging who just happens to be the chief instructor – and who has come all the way to Scotland from New Zealand to spread the river bugging word.

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Become a Rafter in Nottingham

Become a Rafter in Nottingham

White Water Rafting Nottingham – go and ride some of the most technical and exciting rapids produced by man at the prestigious National Water Sports Centre. Located just south of Nottingham city centre this is going to be a thrilling white water rafting experience!

The first obstacle you will encounter on this Nottingham course is the sluice wave created by the gate that controls the flow of the white water you’ll be rafting on. From there you will pass through the narrow passages and several wavy sections before reaching the first major basin the pyramid pool. After that you’ll pass under the middle bridge and then drop into the looping pool where the rafts often play in possibly the best white water wave on the whole of this famous Nottingham rafting course.

If all that doesn’t sound mad enough once you’re out of the bottom of the looping pool you reach the most intense part of the circuit with the plughole and muncher stoppers leading you into a big wave section. Rounding the corner after there is a flat section which then leads into the bottom stopper. This is where you’ll spend a little time at the end of your rafting session on this spectacular Nottingham white water course and it will literally test your ability to hold on tight as you’re bounced around the raft! Once let go you’ll drift down past the bottom narrows and it’s everybody out and back around you go again.

Our white water rafting Nottingham venue hosts superb sessions for all ages from 14 years. Each raft holds up to seven rafters plus the guide. The team here in Nottingham is fully qualified and experienced in taking out beginners and novices so you’re in good hands as you paddle. It is a great activity for both men and women but why not take a look at our gifts for men page to find a whole range of thrilling experiences perfect for the adventurous and thrill seekers alike.

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White Water Rafting in Perthshire

White Water Rafting in Perthshire

White Water Rafting in Scotland – the setting for this rafting experience and white water day in Perthshire is the stuff of dreams with its rugged hills and mighty rivers where a myriad of small tributaries come together to create rivers like the Tay that offer rapids suitable for all paddlers from novices to the pros.

These Scottish highland rivers are free flowing and rafting water levels fluctuate dramatically over the season with high water usually from September to April providing the exhilaration of greater speed bigger waves and challenging rafting. Lower flows during the summer months provide a more scenic and gentle introduction but require tight teamwork and more precise manoeuvring.

Our half day of rafting sees you tackling the white water along a stretch of Scotland’s River Tay from Aberfeldy to Grandtully. It starts off gently enough but soon you’ll be tackling the likes of the zoom flume and the assign machine – some of Perthshire’s finest watery challenges!

Opting for the full ‘white water day’ gives you a fun-packed whole day that can include rafting river bugging or canyon scrambling. The idea of this experience is that you choose two of the three activities offered to participate in. By the end of this one of the most gnarly days out on the water you can find in Scotland you may be feeling a bit battered and bruised but the exhilaration levels will be at a maximum.

Our white water rafting Scotland centre in Perthshire is renowned for being friendly and fun – a perfect choice for groups of hens and stags who want to forego the beers for something a bit more active! More white water rafting venues are available and over 500 more amazing experiences searchable from IntotheBlue’s home page.

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White Water Rafting in Northants

White Water Rafting in Northants

White Water Rafting Northampton – this popular centre on the River Nene was not only Northamptonshire’s but the UK’s first pumped artificial whitewater course and we’re giving you the opportunity to ride in a raft on these manmade swirling white waters.

Three enormous pumps further upstream control the discharge of water down the 300m section. This means that if you’re a beginner you can learn the basics of white water rafting in the fairly placid conditions at this renowned Northampton venue and then increase the difficulty as your skill and experience improve.

Your two hour session will include a comprehensive safety and rafting technique briefing onshore then a short session on flat water allowing you to practice paddling and manoeuvring your six seater raft before you set off to complete up to five or six thrilling circuits. As the rapids you’ll be riding are entirely purpose-built access is incredibly easy and spectators can watch the fun all the way around the dug out water channel.

Wetsuits windproof jackets floatation aids and safety helmets are provided by this freindly set up in Northampton so all you need to bring for your rafting escapade on the whitewater is a swim costume and sense of adventure. Fully trained and experienced rafting guides will ensure you receive the necessary instruction to maximise your enjoyment of the day – you are guaranteed to have fun get wet and be exhausted!

This white water rafting Northampton activity at the brilliant white water rafting centre on the south east outskirts of Northampton is just one from our huge selection of experience days available with an Intotheblue voucher.

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