Canyoning in Wales (aka Gorge Scrambling)
If you are looking to go Canyoning in Wales 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.
What is Canyoning?
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 includes tobogganing down rapids, traversing rock walls, jumping across boulders, scrambling up rock faces, crawling behind and jumping off waterfalls and exploring hidden caves.
Where is the best place to go 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. 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.
Please take a look at our Canyoning routes page for full details.
What equipment do you need to go Canyoning in Wales?
We will supply you with suitable Canyoning kit, either a winter wetsuit or a two layered system i.e. full length & shorty- for a minimum of 6mm core. This will 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. In very cold cold conditions we also provide neoprene gloves and also offer neoprene socks.
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?
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.
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 a truly adventurous weekend include our Survival and overnight Wild camping experience in the Brecon Beacons!
Page Updated 17th November 2021