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Watersports on Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy offers great days out for the whole family. Ranging from watersports to cycling, fishing to walking and bird watching, there is something to suit everyone.


Bethania Adventure provides canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing on Lake Vyrnwy, one of the most beautiful lakes in Wales, suitable for the complete beginner and the more experienced individual. Bethania Adventure’s helpful and friendly staff are there to help you get the most out of your visit by providing a safe and fun environment.

Buoyancy aids are provided for all customers. Guest boats are allowed on the lake for a small launch fee. Boats will be checked for seaworthiness and they must be launched from the boathouse slipway strictly while the safety boat is on the water.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Enjoy the lake from two or three seat Canadian canoes and with a quick briefing are easy enough to paddle. If you feel a bit more adventurous try a single seat kayak where you can go out individually or with a group of friends. Tuition is also available as one-on-one or in a group of up to eight people per instructor.


A fleet of sailing dinghies are available, ranging from a topper (single handed sailing) to family sailing in the wayfarer (up to five per boat). Sailing boats can be self sailed for the competent sailor or as a helmed boat for those who just want a sailing experience or would like to brush up on their skills.


The centre has a wide range of windsurf rigs and boards available for hire. These can be for the absolute beginner who wants a taster of this exhilarating sport or for the experienced sailor who wants to sail on this beautiful lake.

Wetsuit Hire 

If you decide to participate in a watersport that you may get very wet in (windsurfing, topper sailing, kayaking) you may wish to hire a wetsuit from the centre for a small fee.

Opening Hours   

The boathouse is staffed from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekends and during holiday periods from Easter to October. The centre is available all year round for booked groups. For more information contact the Boathouse on 01691 870 615 / 07816 036 358.