WHITE WATER RAFTING
Here at Black Mountain Activities, our White Water Rafting sessions take place on the upper reaches of the River Wye in South Wales, and is run during the Winter months from the beginning of October through to the end of March.
For your White Water Rafting experience day you will be equipped with a wet-suit, buoyancy aid and helmet and transported to the starting point on the river where the fun will begin!
Our experienced raft guides will guide you down river, preparing you to skillfully tackle some of Mid Wales’ most demanding natural white water sections. During the course of your White Water Rafting trip you will encountering several grade 2-4 rapids, stoppers and boilers including the infamous rapid “Hell Hole!”. We run two raft types, Micro-rafts (2-3 seater) and the Traditional rafts (6-8 seater), the raft type will be determined on the day of your session depending on the river levels, conditions and group size.
White water rafting in Wales is an ideal way to experience the excitement of moving white water, an absolute must for those who enjoy getting wet and love white-knuckle rides. If you’re looking for some fun outdoor activities or simply looking for things to do in the Brecon or Hereford area, try out our White Water Rafting adventure day here in South Wales. Be prepared, your going to get totally wet!
April to September (out of season)
Due to river levels & accessibility, White Water Rafting is only available during the Winter Months.
White Water Rafting takes place on a natural river and is fully dependent on water levels to run. For the 2023/24 season we will be offering set dates, available to book on our calendar, but as a condition of booking one of these dates an alternative activity must be chosen at the time of booking, as we cannot guarantee the rafting will run in advance. Alternatively, outside of these days, you can join our waitlist (via the calendar) for as many dates you like and we will contact you if/when we think the rafting will be running.
Min. 6 people required on the day to run a raft.
Maximum weight 18 stone (115kg)
White Water Rafting is classed as a full day activity and is approx. a 4-5 hour session. Times are specified below however, finishing times may vary depending on group size and water levels.
|MINIMUM AGE||16 years|
(Arrivals to Farewells)
|Full Day Only – 9:15am to 15:30pm|
|ARRIVAL POINT||All customers are to arrive at the Black Mountain Adventure Centre at the specified session time.|
|ACTIVITY VENUE||The River Wye – Raft type will depend on levels on the day
Micro-Rafts (2-3 seater rafts)
Traditional Rafts (6-8 seater rafts)
| 5/3mm wetsuit
|WHAT TO BRING|| Swimwear
Full change of clothes
Do not bring valuables where possible
|FOOD||To prevent participants from getting cold we only have a short break mid-session. For these two activities we advise all participants to have a good hearty breakfast and to bring a few snacks with them i.e. chocolate bars, piece of fruit.|
|PLEASE NOTE||This activity requires a minimum of 6 people booked in on the day to run. Please contact us for further information.|
All our activity sessions take place outdoors where conditions may be wet, cold & muddy. Please consider this prior to arrival, preparing yourself with appropriate clothing for the outdoors.
Check availability and book online today!
Not all dates are released online so if the date you would like is displayed as ‘unavailable’, or does not have enough spaces, give us a call and we will do our best to help or create a session for you. Or, if you would like to discuss a group booking, give us a call on 01497 847897.
Please Note: We do require a minimum of 6 people booked onto an activity in order for the session to run. Please contact us for further information.