Canoeing & Kayaking

From gushing white water to gentle river journeys, North Wales has got it all. Whether you're improving your personal canoeing skills, or chasing qualifications, we have the right canoeing and kayaking course for you.

We can offer you craggy mountains or sheer slate walls to climb and abseil. We teach every level, from beginner to Spider-Man! Come and learn (or improve) your skills in Snowdonia - the birthplace of modern rock climbing!

Archery & Camp Craft

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends..." The Welsh archers were feared in Agincourt, so conjure up their spirit as you do battle with our targets. Our archery sessions are great fun, providing a sense of real achievement, with a dash of healthy competition!

Mountain Biking

Whether it's a strenuous forestry single-track or a rollercoaster of glorious downhills and jaw-dropping views of our lake, we have it all! By the end of your mountain biking course, we'll have you dancing on the pedals and wishing that you lived here in North Wales!


An exhilarating windsurfing session is just the thing to blow the cobwebs away, as you zip across the water at high speeds. Whether this will be your first time in a harness, or you're looking to gybe again like you did last summer, we have the windsurfing course for you.


Half day sailing tasters, RYA levels 1 and 2, seamanship skills, navigation and safety instruction, day skipper or boat-related first aid. Bala Watersports offers the full sailing package, in a stunning location with predictable winds.

Raft Building

Guaranteed to make you laugh and get you wet! Raft building is an ideal choice for team-building or good old fashioned family fun. You'll be given all you need to design and build a vessel sturdy enough for you all to board. What will unravel first - your team or your lashings?


Close quarters handling, high speed manouevres, collision regulations and man overboard recovery are all part of this RYA-certified powerboating course. The skills you will acquire will be invaluable, whether your needs are commercial or pleasure-based.

Hill Walking

Snowdonia is the oldest of Wales' National Parks; the majesty of Bala's lake, Llyn Tegid, and its mountain ranges of Aran and Arenig are beyond compare. Come hill walking with us - we'll extend your horizons, and show you why these volcanic hills are so loved by all who visit.

Gorge Walking

Gorge walking, also known as canyoning, involves abseiling down waterfalls, plunging into deep pools, bum-sliding down fast-flowing torrents, traversing slippery wet rock and experiencing the beauty of Welsh rivers. It's an experience you won't soon forget!

Whitewater Rafting

Our adrenalin fuelled whitewater adventure takes place on the raging dam released river that feeds Bala Lake making it a true whitewater experience whatever the weather!

Branwen Boat Trip

Boat trips around the lake on Bala Watersports' own 'Branwen'.