WatersportsSnowdonia has numerous inland lakes providing endless opportunities for those wishing to enjoy watersports of all kinds. The graceful Llyn Tegid, Bala, Wales’s largest natural lake, is a sailing, canoeing and windsurfing Mecca whilst the scenic Llyn Geirionydd in the Gwydyr forest is a favourite with boaters.
The very beautiful Llyn Gwynant also attracts many watersports enthusiasts and has the added interest of being one of the locations where the Hollywood Blockbuster Tombraider II, starring Angelina Jolie, was filmed. Canoeing, kayaking and rafting, for sport or recreation, is readily available throughout Snowdonia, from gentle introductions to the wildest white water experiences and toughest challenges. The options are endless but Afon Conwy, Afon Glaslyn and Afon Llugwy all provide opportunities for the experienced.
The popular and award winning Tryweryn National Whitewater Centre, located near the town of Bala, offers white water kayaking and rafting opportunities for both novice and expert all year round. World-class competitions are held here. Important notice regarding the legal situation regarding paddling: Many inland waters especially the smaller, upland rivers and lakes are privately owned. You must have permission to enter the water - entering without permission constitutes an act of trespass. Please contact the WCA local access office listed.