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River Active - White water outdoor activities we provide on the Dee valley river in Llangollen

We are the only White Water Rafting company based on the River Dee in Llangollen, North Wales.
You will meet at the River Active Ltd. site where you will be greeted by the raft guide who will be leading your rafting session, the guide will help kit you up in the appropriate equipment.


White Water Rafting
£55.00 per person

white water rafting
You will be transported to the picturesque Horseshoe Falls where you will be given a safety brief by your guide. When your guide knows that everyone is confident and comfortable with what will be happening, you will then be ready to start your trip down the Llangollen river Dee. As you travel down the River you will encounter lots of fun rapids which include Serpents Tail, Tomb Stones, Middle Wave, Factory Falls, and last but by no means least, Town Falls. You will then be transported back to the River Active site.
Session times :
09.30am and 1.00 pm (this session is approx a 3 hour session including transportation and safety brief)
These sessions are available 7 days a week, 364 days of the year. We are closed Christmas day.
Additional Information :
The minimum age to raft is 8 years old.
Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

stand up paddleboarding
We offer a half day introduction to white water SUP'ing, no experience needed, just a drive to give something new a go. Set over a morning or afternoon, this experience will show you the wonders of white water and perhaps what you didn't think you were capable of. Our full day experience is a fantastic course that builds on your previous experience of white water SUP, that you may have gained from the half day lesson. Requires a certain level of physical endurance as the course is all day. However it's taken at your pace. You'll learn how to run rapids safely and effectively. Bring some new more advanced strokes into play and learn how to use the river to it's total awesomeness! You'll also catch a glimpse of the beautiful nature along the river at the same time.
  • The half day intro session lasts 3.5 hours, including getting kitted and safety briefing. Sessions start from 9am or 1:30pm.
  • The full day session is from 9am - 4pm.
  • Minimum age is 16. Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Our courses are delivered by BCU certified instructors who are all qualified in first aid.
  • We provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets paddles and paddle boards


White Water Body Boating

white water body boating
This session is an introduction to the brand new activity to the UK, White Water Body Boating! We will gradually introduce you to the craft on slow giving you the necessary techniques to navigate the river. We will explore how to paddle the craft, different ways of changing direction, turning, edging, and body positioning. You will be safely guided down the river, putting these techniques into practice as we travel through the different features probably getting very wet along the way! Based on the River Dee in Llangollen.
  • Minimum age is 12 years, under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
  • Our instructors are BCU certified and fully qualified in first aid
  • All equipment provided
  • The half day intro session lasts 3.5 hours, including getting kitted and safety briefing. Sessions start from 9am or 1:30pm


What People Say

Bren Orton Bren Orton World Class UK Kayaker

The Dee, remains one of my favourite rivers in the world for a multitude of reasons, but mostly because it runs every day of the year, is home to some great rapids and in high water some truly great freestyle spots.
I spent most of my time on the Dee at the Mile End Mill section as it is home to the best waves on the river. Mile End Mill is my local stomping ground and the place where I learned all of my fundamental skills

Anton Lippek Anton Lippek Canoe Slalom Athlete
& River Guide

Mile End Mill is one of my favourite paddling locations with friendly staff and great facilities. I began my Kayaking Career as a Canoe Slalom athlete and this fantastic venue with all year round river access pushed me in my training from the early days right through to elite level performance and I was never alone on the water.
With a café and lounge area overlooking the river my parents could sit back and relax with a coffee too which is always a bonus.

Darren Clarkson-King Darren
Clarkson-King Adventurer & Business Owner

This site on the river Dee has so many fond memories. It is one of the first venues I ever paddled whitewater. When I am back in the country I always make time to return to the Mile End Mill in Llangollen. It's nice to go back to your roots and wonderful to see water users of all abilities enjoying the river. It simply is part of our heritage.

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