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 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, watch out for Gwiath Pwdr (the Powder works) where the women (known as 'The Canaries' - due to the yellow colour their skin went) made the shells for WW1 and pass under Portmerion the colourful Italionesque village 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.
Wild life abounds, watch out for little egrets, herons, otters, ospreys as well as the occasional seal!
Challenge Level: Medium - Hard. Rough woodland paths with some short but steeper sections, several kilometers of paddling on the estuary.
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We keep group sizes small and friendly to allow us to focus on you having the best possible experience.
Location: Dwyryd Estuary Nr Porthmadog.
Approximate distance: 14km.
Typical group size: 6 - 8 persons
Minimum age: 16 years.
Younger children may be able to participate, subject to certain criteria. Please call us to discuss.
PLEASE READ THE EQUIPMENT, ACTIVITY and MEDICAL INFO (SEE RIGHT) BEFORE BOOKING.
Group and Family rates available, please enquire.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Persons participating should be at a level of fitness to cover this distance.
All safety and packrafting equipment is provided.
Coast and Celtic Full Day Packraft Adventure
Packrafting and Safety Equipment. All Packrafting and safety equipment required for the Activity will be provided by us.
Individual Equipment - What to Bring. A list of equipment is included below. The environment in the UK can change quickly and so you must prepare accordingly. For safety reasons participants need to have the items on the list with them - we reserve the right to refuse participation if you don't have suitable clothing and gear.
Items marked * can be borrowed from us, we'll bring plenty along on the day.
You will need to bring / wear:
- A warm fleece top or insulated jacket.
- A base-layer (a non-cotton t-shirt).
- ‘Outdoor’ type trousers (Not denim - synthetic track suit bottoms are fine).
- Thermals (in spring and autumn - carried or worn).
- Warm hat and some gloves (in spring and autumn).
- Waterproof Jacket. (Essential – even on warm sunny days).
- Waterproof trousers. (Essential – even on warm sunny days).
- Walking shoes or boots.
- Water shoes (these will get wet! An old pair of trainers is perfect)
- A rucksack to carry your gear (it will need to carry your safety gear and boat too – so make sure its has plenty of space! 30-40l rucksacks are normally more than adequate. * (we can supply).
- A watertight liner or dry bag for inside your rucksack * (we can supply).
- A spare change of clothes (carried).
- Food and drink for the day. (A hot sweet drink in a small flask is a good idea, especially if it’s a bit chilly out.)
- Sunglasses, sun hat, sun screen (as required).
- Personal medication. You must take any medication you may require with you and show it to us at the start of your adventure, so we know where it is if you need it!
Please do not wear cotton tops or bottoms as the material stays cold and heavy when wet.