RAF Adv Trg Centre Fairbourne. Long term future?

Paddling wise, not so much. Tidal is ok, but the nearest lake is Bala (40 mins) and white water, even further

i’m tempted to think that the ACO should wait a couple of months and pick up one of the Outdoor Activity centres that will inevitibly go to the wall with the loss of income due to Corona virus…

Cwrt y Gollen (couple of miles past Crickhowell on the A40) would be a very good option - 1 hour and 15 from the west midlands - or perhaps take over one of the accommodation buildings at Sennybridge Camp: canoeing on the Usk and Wye, hillwalking in the Brecon Beacons…


Trawsfynydd is just past Coed Y Brenin. You have to pay a launch fee, but I’ve negotiated that down in the past as we would be using it on a number of weekdays. Worth it for the on site cafe!

I do agree on the WW though. Lower T is closest probably at Bala, unless you do some work in Barmouth harbour around the stanchions in the tidal flow.


I like Trawsfynydd, but it’s not a lot different to Bala in terms of distance. (But it is a more interesting paddle)

The Lower T is currently blocked as well I believe. Tree down. So next week’s WW Award course could require even more driving!