Canyoning in Wales (aka Gorge Scrambling)
If you are looking to go Canyoning in Wales (aka Gorge Scrambling) the best known location for this activity is in the Brecon Beacons National Park- only a 45 minute drive from Cardiff in South Wales or 25 minutes drive from Swansea! Follow the rivers and magnificent gorges located in this famous waterfall landscape, accompanied by our qualified and experienced instructors.
Canyoning (also referred as canyoneering in America) typically involves walking, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming to navigate your way through rivers, gorges and waterfalls in remote and rugged locations. Our Canyoning experience takes place in the waterfall country of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, also used as a training ground for the SAS and SBS.
Suitably kitted out in a wet suit, buoyancy aid and helmet, your group will take the most exciting route to include tobogganing down rapids, traversing rock walls, jumping across boulders, scrambling up rock faces, crawling behind and jumping off waterfalls and exploring hidden caves. The day would not be complete without taking the plunge at Loonies Leap! There is no better place to do Canyoning in Wales.
We have been running Canyoning trips in Wales for many years and have discovered the most challenging, exciting, fast paced and adventurous experience possible.
We will supply you with suitable kit either a winter wetsuit or a two layered system i.e. full length & shorty- min of 6mm core to ensure you stay as warm as possible and fully enjoy this activity we also provide buoyancy aids and helmets, participants will only need to bring along a pair of old trainers or boots. We also offer neoprene socks these are more comfortable and will keep your feet warmer than your own socks in very cold cold conditions we also provide neoprene gloves.
To arrange a booking we require a minimum group size of four, if you do not have a minimum group size you are welcome to join one of our open events.
The Video & Photos on this page were taken from the routes we use in the Brecon Beacons- Copyright Blue Ocean Activities. You can also find further information on the Canyoning routes we use at this link.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Canyoning in Wales be too difficult? Is there a recommendation on fitness and age?
Our instructors will assess the overall ability of your group, along with the weather and river conditions. Judging the weather conditions may lead to an alternative route being chosen. At the end of the day we want to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
What happens if a member of the group decides they want to stop half way through?
All (except one) of the elements of the route are optional, no one taking part in canyoning will be forced to do anything that they are not happy with. You can simply opt out of challenges and there is always an escape route. The exception is a waterfall scramble that everybody has to get through in order to progress to the next part of the gorge…nobody has failed so far!
What is the minimum age?
The Minimum age for this activity is 10 years old, unlike some competitor companies we do not mix stag groups or similar with family groups. Please note 10-13 year olds may not be able to complete all the challenging elements of this route however an easier and alternative option will always be available.
For our most exciting and full day of activity combine Canyoning with our Abseiling experience which takes place at the same site and for our ultimate weekend of adventure include our Survival and overnight Wild camping experience in the Brecon Beacons!