White Water Rafting
The excitement of shooting the rapids on the River Tryweryn near Bala is often the highlight of a student’s week. This is an exciting and demanding activity which is a challenge from the start. White Water Rafting will certainly push all students outside their comfort zones. This is a powerful and testing experience which will get students to develop their teamwork and communication skills.
Blue Peris does not have its own rafts, but hires them from the Canolfan Tryweryn. This activity, therefore, does incur an extra cost. The Tryweryn is a dam released river, so water is often flowing when other British rivers are dry, thus producing a unique year round white water venue; however, groups sometimes have to be flexible on activities if the activity is programmed on a day that the river is not releasing. It is, therefore, usually offered as an optional activity when there is an option day programmed on a course.
Students must be over 12 and competent swimmers (i.e. must be able to swim 25 metres).
Rafting or White Water Rafting is a challenging recreational activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s.