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Paddle sports


There is something very special about being in control of your own small boat !

At Arthog we are very lucky to have a range of craft of different styles and access to variety of fantastic venues including  small sheltered lakes, estuaries and the sea.

Your options

For novices acquiring new skills and building confidence we can use open canoes (Canadian canoes) on one of our small lakes for a fun and games session. Sharing a boat with a partner who also has a paddle can present some interesting problems, so this is a great activity for developing communication skills and cooperative working.

Another possibility for younger groups wanting to go on a journey, is to use our 'Voyageur', an over-sized canoe capable of accommodating a whole activity group. A gentle cruise down the Afon Dysynni  is a lovely way to introduce journeying in a canoe and provides a great platform for viewing the wildlife on the river.

For the more adventurous and in the spirit of early travellers, we can take canoes to the local rivers and estuaries for a journey of exploration ! The Mawddach estuary is an awe inspiring journey, weaving along the valley flanked by mountain ranges on either side.

For even greater independence take kayaks.  Our small kayaks and 'sit-on-tops' are ideal for introductory sessions on small lakes or for shorter journeys, but for longer trips exploring the beautiful estuaries or coastline we'll take the sea kayaks. Coastal trips take you past the local cliffs where you can see the colonies of seabirds nesting and may even get a glimpse of seals, porpoise or dolphin.          

Occasionally we organise longer trips further afield for anyone interested in journeying by canoe. Get in touch if you are interested.

People in a canoe People on a beach near canoes Children in a canoe
Child in a canoe