National Trust Activities

These sessions are delivered by Snowdonia Watersports.

Kayak the coastline at Aberdaron

Between Whitsun and September there will be exciting kayaking sessions on offer at Aberdaron so why not head out to see the coast from a different perspective by giving a new adventure activity a go. The introductory kayaking sessions will run from Aberdaron beach using single seat and tandem sit on top kayaks which are easy to paddle and are very stable.

Sessions vary depending on the sea conditions. When the sea is calm we offer a scenic journey and the chance to learn about this fascinating coastline, its rich local history and incredible wildlife, including sea birds like puffins and Manx shearwaters, as well as seals and porpoises. If the sea is rough and the weather is still favourable you can have a go at surfing in the waves.

During the session you will be looked after by a qualified kayaking coach who will provide you with all the necessary equipment and look after you throughout your adventure. You will need to bring swim wear, old trainers and a towel.

Where and when?

Sessions run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays during Whitsun and summer school holidays and on Saturdays between the two holiday periods and in September. A session lasts 2 hours andstart times are 10am, 12.30pm and 2.45pm.

A session costs £30 per person, (there’s a £5 discount for National Trust members).

Do I need to book?

Yes, speak to staff at Porth y Swnt or phone the visitor centre on 01758 703810 to book your place.

The meeting place and session start point is Porth y Swnt visitor centre, Aberdaron.

Please note:

  • Minimum age is 8 and we advise that children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult
  • Young children are best sharing one of the tandem kayaks with one or two adults
  • Swimming ability is useful but not vital

Paddle boarding at Porthdinllaen

Jump on board the paddle boarding craze at Porthdinllaen.

Every Tuesday and Saturday during Whitsun and the summer holidays we’ll be offering stand up paddle boarding sessions at Porthdinllaen.

This is a great opportunity to experience this iconic location in a different way. The fun 1 ½ hour sessions will give participants the chance to get out onto the waters and paddle across part of the largest seagrass beds in North Wales, covering an area of 46 football pitches.

Learn about this fascinating habitat and the interesting wildlife it supports as you paddle. As well as spotting some signs of the rich history of this bay, which was once a bustling port welcoming ships from far and wide.

During the session a qualified paddle boarding coach will provide all the necessary equipment including a Red Paddle Co boards which are really versatile and provide an excellent experience for beginners as well as the more experienced.

Where and when?

Sessions will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays during Whitsun and the summer holidays at 11am, 1.15pm and 3.30pm. A session lasts 1 ½ hours and costs £30 per person, (there’s a £5 discount for National Trust members).

Do I need to book?

Yes, speak to the National Trust ranger at Porthdinllaen or contact Porth y Swnt visitor centre on 01758 703810 to book your place.

The meeting place and session start point is the harbour master’s workshop next door to the Ty Coch Inn on the beach at Porthdinllaen.

Please note

  • You need to bring swim wear, old trainers and a towel
  • Minimum age is 8 and we advise that children under 11 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Swimming ability is useful but not vital