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Rafting

ALSO KNOWN AS:
  • White Water Rafting |

Rafting

White water rafting puts you in an inflatable raft along a river or other body of water, usually white-water, as you bounce and glide your way down-river. Usually all members of the team will be involved in paddling the very durable raft which can hold up to 8 people.

The route taken and the level of white-water depends upon the ability of the group. Participants wear waterproofs, buoyancy aids and helmets as it is possible to be thrown out of the raft.

Pros

  • No experience necessary
  • Fun team activity
  • All equipment provided

Cons

  • Wet and can be cold
  • You need a team

Training & Qualifications

With a limited number of suitable rivers in the UK, you need to go abroad for the big white water, however with many artificial locations popping up there’s lots to keep UK rafters entertained!

Accredited IRF (International Rafting Federation) and BCU (British Canoe Union) operators offer internationally-recognised training and assessments for guides and trip leaders.

Gear

Rafting companies provide all essential equipment including helmet, buoyancy aids, raft, paddles and emergency equipment.

On extended journeys camping equipment, food and provisions are supplied.

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Lee Valley Park White Water Centre
Station Road
Waltham Abbey, Essex
DISTANCE: 13.07 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Duckies, Hydrospeeding, Kayaking, Rafting, Raft Building...
Carroty Wood
Carroty Wood Higham Lane
Tonbridge, Kent
DISTANCE: 26.48 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking, Rafting...
Nene White Water Centre
Bedford Road Northampton
Northampton, Northamptonshire
DISTANCE: 59.00 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Adventure Tubing, Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking, Raft Building, Playboating...
Alton Water Sport Centre
Alton Water Sports Centre Ltd Holbrook Road
Stutton, Suffolk
DISTANCE: 62.32 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Rafting, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Windsurfing...
Gable Events Ltd
48A Main Street
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
DISTANCE: 74.18 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Assault Course, Dragon Boat Racing, Horse Riding, Human Table Football, Its a Knockout, Off Road...
Leam Boat Centre
Leam Boat Centre Mill Gardens Mill Road
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
DISTANCE: 80.59 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking, Dragon Boat Racing...
Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre
Avon Tyrrell Activity Centre UK Youth
Christchurch, Dorset
DISTANCE: 85.49 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Assault Course, Bushcraft Course, Canoeing, Climbing, High Ropes Courses,...
Garlands Leisure
Mythe Farm Pinwall Lane
Atherstone, Warwickshire
DISTANCE: 95.92 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Blindfold Driving, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Crossbow, Disc Golf, Falconry Experience, Laser...
Wye Pursuits
Riverside House Kerne Bridge
Ross on Wye, Herefordshire
DISTANCE: 108.81 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Canoeing, Caving, Climbing, Kayaking, Rafting...
Barton Turf Adventure Centre
Staithe Road Barton Turf
Norwich, Norfolk
DISTANCE: 109.34 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Orienteering, Powerboating, Sailing Schools, Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking...
Black Rock Outdoors Ltd
16 St Andrews Road
Cheddar, Somerset
DISTANCE: 115.51 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Archery, Bushcraft Course, Caving, Climbing, High Ropes Courses, Hiking, Kayaking, Low Ropes,...
Cardiff International White Water
Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre (the Tube) Harbour Drive
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 130.91 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Rafting, Kayaking, Hydrospeeding...
Black Mountain Activities
the Activity Centre Three Cocks
Brecon, Powys
DISTANCE: 137.06 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Caving, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Climbing, Climbing Wall, Gorge Walking,...
Adventure Care Ltd
Hill Top Cottage Quarnford
Buxton, Derbyshire
DISTANCE: 140.94 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Jet Skiing, Rafting, Go Karting, Orienteering, Caving, Gorge Walking, Hiking, Climbing, Abseiling,...
Cressys Surf Academy
16 Heol Y Cwrt North Cornelly
Nr Porthcawl, Mid Glamorgan
DISTANCE: 154.04 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Coasteering, Gorge Walking, Kayaking, Rafting, River Bugs, Surfing...


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