Canyoning in North Wales
Canyoning is navigating canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking scrambling climbing jumping abseiling or swimming. Although hiking down a canyon that is non-technical hiking is often referred to as canyoneering, more often associated with technical descents those that require abseils and rope work, technical climbing or down climbing jumps, or swiming. Canyoning is frequently done in remote and rugged settings.
Canyons that are ideal for canyoning are often cut into the bedrock stone, forming narrow gorges with numerous drops, beautifully sculpted walls, and sometimes spectacular waterfalls. Most canyons are cut into limestone, sandstone, granite or basalt, though other rock types are found. Canyons can be very easy or extremely difficult, though emphasis in the sport is usually on aesthetics and fun rather than pure difficulty.
We run popular courses for Individuals, Couples, Families and Groups. This is proved to be most popular and great fun for stag & hen groups as we can go in all-weather.
Canyoning in V shaped gorges takes us into some magnificent and remote parts of North Wales descending through fresh water rock pools and mountain waterfalls makes this one of the best outdoor activities available in North Wales.
Adventure groups going canyoning has become hugely popular over the last few years due to the accessibility of the gorges and is a truly all-weather outdoor adventure. Active Cymru haves site specific training in Snowdonia by the national mountain center and have gained a good foundation of experience leading large groups in the this type of gorge.
We start at 10.00am or 2.00pm but can arrange a time to suit you. The whole experience can last between 3-4 hours.
Canyoneering Experience Explained
Canyoning is an activity which involves climbing, descending, jumping and trekking through canyons. The sport originates from caving and involves both caving and climbing techniques.
Maentwrog Gorge is suitable for more experienced people who are comfortable with abseiling and happy outdoors for 3-4 hours. Maentwrog is very much a decent gorge with some epic big jumps.
Equipment & Clothing for Gorge Walking
We provide all technical equipment that include wetsuit, protective helmet and buoyancy aid. Please bring spare clothing, towel, swim costume, trainers to get wet in and a pair of shorts to wear over the wetsuit.
You Tube Video Canyoning Video of The Maentwrog gorge in Snowdonia, North Wales