A wet and wild adventure awaits you both with this full day canyoning gift experience. Perfect if you’re adrenaline addicts seeking your next thrill, canyoning is a sport that gets your blood pumping right from the start, as you’ll plunge into a fast-flowing mountain stream, allowing the movement of the water to take you downstream.
Along the way, expect to tackle streams of varying heights and several obstacles, including gorges, cliffs, waterfalls and giant rock pools. You’ll be required to use a variety of techniques to make your way across, whether its walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming of course, only adding to the hours of excitement you’re bound to have!
Whether you’ve experienced the sport of canyoning before or not, this water-filled experience is sure to put you both through your paces not only physically, but mentally too. Sometimes you’ll have no choice but to just jump!
An instructor will run through the safety procedures for your canyoning experience, then with an outline of the course you’ll be following for the day. A wetsuit, harness and helmet will be provided so you’ll be all set for the awesome aquatic experience that lies ahead!
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, throughout the year.
This experience will last approximately 6 hours.
There will be other people there on the day.
You're welcome to bring spectators to watch.
The minimum age is 12 years.
This activity can be tiring but does not require a high level of fitness. Concern over medical or health issues should be checked before purchase.
There are no qualifications required.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions.
Bala Adventure & Watersports Centre, Gwynedd
Holly from National Accounts, August 2019
What did you get up to?
I was a little apprehensive about doing this experience however it turned out to be one of the most fun action-packed days I’ve had in a long time! Being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, I felt like I had ‘done everything’ but canyoning (or ‘gorge walking’) was a completely different experience altogether! Think: heights, water, abseiling, swimming, jumping, climbing and picturesque mountains and you pretty much have canyoning summed up! I didn’t realise there was an experience that encompassed all the adrenaline staples in one go, however canyoning did just that.
We arrived at Bala Watersports in the morning and quickly got changed into wetsuits (Bala provide these, you just need to bring your own swimwear, towels and trainers). We then drove in convoy to the Snowdonia National Park and got suited up in buoyancy aids, harnesses and helmets. After this we walked down through the mountains and got to our starting point. There was certainly no ‘easing in to it’! One at a time we stood with our backs to the water, arms crossed across our bodies, and ‘fell’ back into the water off the rock edge. After that it just got more and more fun and adrenaline filled! We swam through pools of water, jumped off high rocks, abseiled down a cliff into more water, dropped off the edge of waterfalls… and much more. There wasn’t time to get scared or worked up about anything, although if you really did not want to participate in a particular part you could opt out.
Our instructor, Will, put everyone at ease and ensured we were all safe whilst having a great time. At no point did I feel the ‘health and safety’ bore taking its toll on our fun filled day, yet I felt safe and secure throughout the experience.
After an action-packed and fun filled few hours we headed back up to the top of the mountains and got changed into some very welcome warm clothing and ate lunch. I honestly had such an amazing day and cannot wait to do this again! I would highly recommend to all adrenaline junkies out there.
What did you enjoy the most?
My favourite part was abseiling down the side of a huge cliff edge and dropping into a deep pool of water! This was definitely the scariest part for me as well – which I think is what makes it my favourite part!
Wear trainers that are comfy, with good grip that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy.