Paddle Wales

Paddle Wales
The definitive guide to seeing all the wonders of Wales under paddle power.

With awe-inspiring mountain views, beautiful and dramatic coastlines, and thousands of miles of waterways to explore, Wales is fast becoming one of Europe's go-to places for kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders.

This book is the complete guide to paddling the wonderfully varied rivers, canals, lakes and coasts of Wales, detailing routes through all of the most interesting, inspiring and exciting locations as well as revealing some of the country's best-kept secrets. These include:

- Anglesey: enjoy spectacular wildlife encounters with birds and seals at Puffin Island

- Dwyryd Estuary: paddle through the history of mining on the west coast of Snowdonia, alongside the iconic railways of Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog, and get a unique view of the flamboyant Portmeirion from the water

- Llyn Padarn: in the shadow of Snowdon and the climber's paradise of the Llanberis Valley, find this lake's secret spots for camping and wild swimming, with something for everyone, whether you end your visit with an ice cream or climbing a mountain

- Llangollen Canal: journey through the history of Wales, seeing the highlights of Llangollen and its famous Eisteddfod, then cross the Froncysyllte Viaduct - 300m long and almost 40m high

- River Dee: with gravel rapids and steep drops, descending the Dee in a kayak or canoe is a white water adventure that is a must for adrenaline junkies

From short paddles to day trips and some multi-day adventures, this book covers excursions for all occasions and all levels of ability, explaining where to begin and what to look out for. Most are ideally suited to canoe and kayak, but many are fantastic for paddleboarders too.

With beautiful and evocative photography, and clear maps, this is the essential guide to seeing Wales under paddle power, exploring where to go, how to get there and what to see en route.

This product will be in stock on Thursday 29 February, 2024.