Overnight Wild Camp Adventure.
Join us on a journey to the Celtic Rainforest; explore the magical woods, encounter magnificent waterfalls, discover rare ferns and lichens as you follow in the footsteps of Mabinogion's heroes through the ancient woodland.
Paddle down the beautiful Afon Dwyryd river all the way to the coast. Pass forgotten docks that give clues to the area's industrial past along the way and meet an abundance of wildlife as river becomes stunning estuary. Gain outstanding views of the enchanting, Italianate village of Portmeirion as we paddle beneath its walls. Feel yourself being swept along by the tide as we paddle towards our journey's end at the picturesque, Victorian village of Borth-y-Gest.
This walking and paddling adventure with overnight wild camp is a real gem! Ideal for adventurous individuals or groups seeking to gain a flavour of this less explored area of Snowdonia from a truly unique perspective.
Full day adventure
Coast & Celtic Rainforest Packraft Adventure
Overnight Wild Camp Journey
We will meet bright and early in Porthmadog, where our journey starts and ends. Hopping on to the local bus to Maentwrog, from here we'll begin our paddle down the Afon Dwyryd to the Celtic Rainforest. Ascend through the 10000 year old forest - one of the last remaining temperate rainforests in the UK. On the way you'll pass by the thunderous Rhaeadr Du (the Black Falls) waterfall and ultimately emerge in a lush secluded valley where we will have ample time to set up our camp and relax before retiring.
After breakfast - don't forget the coffee! - we will break camp and descend through the rainforest back to the Afon Dwyryd River where we will inflate our rafts and continue our journey all the way to the Coast. You'll experience the gradual changes in the river and scenery as the Dwyryd grows and opens into estuary and finally catch the tidal flows to take us to our journey's end at Borth-y-Gest. From here its a short walk along leafy lanes back to our starting point in Porthmadog.
More about this adventure...
We keep group sizes small and friendly to allow us to focus on you having the best possible experience
Starting and ending in Porthmadog
Approximate total distance: Overnight Journey - 28km
Full Day Journey - 14km
Typical group size: 6 - 8 persons
Minimum age: 12 years
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The route is by no means difficult but does cover a long distance. Persons participating should be at a level of fitness to cover this distance.
Trips will run according to local tides.
All safety and packrafting equipment is provided, We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. Lightweight camping equipment available to hire if required.
Full Day Coast & Celtic Rainforest Packraft Adventure
The Afon Dwyryd River is Queen in this full day journey. Paddle by and look up into the magnificent Celtic Rainforest as we follow the river all the way to the coast. Pass forgotten docks that give clues to the area's industrial past along the way and meet an abundance of wildlife as river becomes stunning estuary. Gain outstanding views of the enchanting, Italianate village of Portmeirion as we paddle beneath its walls. Feel yourself being swept along by the tide as we paddle towards our journey's end at the picturesque, Victorian village of Borth-y-Gest.
This paddling and walking adventure is a real gem! Ideal for adventurous individuals or groups seeking to gain a flavour of this less explored area of Snowdonia from a truly unique perspective.
Book: Coast & Celtic Rainforest
Overnight Adventure £250pp
April 25 - 26
May 23 - 24
June 20 - 21
July 4 - 5
September 19 - 20
Full day Adventure £130pp
August 8 / 22 / 23
September 5 / 6
*Minimum numbers required for journeys to run.*
This trip is run according to local tides, places are limited so don't miss out! Please enquire for details.
Check out our other journeys too! we can adapt and arrange bespoke overnight adventures to suit your needs.
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