This gift experience is wet, wild and whole load of fun!
Get the blood pumping as you plunge into a fast-flowing mountain stream, with the water taking you downstream as you navigate the natural obstacles. You’ll encounter gorges, cliffs, waterfalls and giant rock pools, so get your swimming, scrambling and jumping skills ready!
You don’t need any experience to enjoy this experience, but you will be put through your paces and sometimes there be no other option than to take a deep breath and jump!
You’ll be kitted out with a wetsuit, harness and helmet, so you’ll be all set for tackling this adrenaline-fuelled day of canyoning.
A full briefing will be given by an expert instructor, so don’t worry, you’ll be fully prepared before you start.
This is a great opportunity to do something different, and a wonderful gift for an adrenaline junkie!
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Product code: ass768
1 x Full Day Canyoning for Two
To make sure each and every experience creates the most memorable moments at the highest quality, we have our own team test them as often as we can.
Bala Adventure & Watersports Centre, Gwynedd
Holly from National Accounts
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.