Blue Ocean

Canyoning in Wales

Canyoning in Wales - Brecon, Cardiff, Swansea

If you are looking for the best Canyoning experience in Wales, then look no further. Blue Ocean Activities is one of the most established and highest-rated providers on TripAdvisor with over 600+ 5-star reviews (as of September 2023).

The best location for Canyoning in Wales is in the waterfall country of Brecon Beacons National Park! Only a 50 minute drive from Cardiff in South Wales or a 25-minute drive from Swansea! 

The Video & Photos on this page were taken from the routes we use in the Brecon Beacons- Copyright Blue Ocean Activities. 

What is Canyoning?

Canyoning  (also referred as canyoneering in America) typically involves walking, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming to navigate your way through rivers, Gorges and waterfalls in remote and rugged locations.

Our Canyoning experience includes tobogganing down rapids, traversing rock walls, jumping across boulders, scrambling up rock faces, crawling behind and jumping off waterfalls and exploring hidden caves.

Where is the best place to go Canyoning in Wales?

We have been running Canyoning trips in Wales for many years and have discovered the most challenging, exciting and adventurous experience possible. Our Canyoning experience takes place in the waterfall country of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park, also used as a training ground for the SAS and SBS. Follow the rivers and magnificent gorges located in this famous waterfall landscape, accompanied by our qualified and experienced instructors. Please take a look at our Canyoning routes page for full details.

What equipment do you need to go Canyoning in Wales?

We will supply you with suitable Canyoning kit, either a winter wetsuit or a two layered system i.e. full length & shorty- for a minimum of 6mm core. This will ensure you stay as warm as possible and fully enjoy this activity. We also provide buoyancy aids and helmets, participants will only need to bring along a pair of old trainers or boots. To arrange a booking we require a minimum group size of four, if you do not have a minimum group size you are welcome to join one of our open events

Frequently Asked Questions

What fitness level or ability do I need to go Canyoning in Wales?

The actual route is just under three miles long and is at walking pace, but the terrain is challenging so you do need a basic level of fitness.

If any member of your group has a physical disability please discuss with ourselves beforehand, we will do our best to accommodate and can change the route if needed  (exclusive bookings only).

All (except one) of the challenging elements of the route are optional, no one taking part in canyoning will be forced to do anything that they are not happy with. You can simply opt out of challenges and there is always an escape route. The exception is a waterfall scramble that everybody has to get through in order to progress to the next part of the gorge…nobody has failed so far!

What is the minimum age?

This is a challenging activity and the minimum age is 10 years old, unlike some competitor companies we do not mix stag groups or similar with family groups. Please note 10-13 year olds may not be able to complete all the challenging elements of this route however easier and alternative options will always be available.

For a truly adventurous weekend include our Survival and overnight Wild camping experience in the Brecon Beacons!


Canyoning from only £35pp! (3hrs) price depends upon your group size. Contact us for details


This activity takes place at Postcode SA11 5NU we do not provide free transport to the site.


Our standard routes are approx 3hrs this is actual activity time and depends upon the size and fitness of your group


To arrange a booking we require a minimum group size of 4, if you do not have a minimum group size you are welcome to join one of our open events.