146 Grid Reference SN415403
Nearby Postcode SA44 4AA
The slalom course at
Llandysul is located on the Afon or River Teifi. The slalom course stretches
from the bridge which links Pont Tyweli with Llandysul, down to the final rapid
known as the quarry. Access can be gained to the slalom course either on the
opposite bank to the canoe centre or by the lake for a warm up before you
reach the start of the course. The white water on the slalom course is graded at
a 2/3 depending on the water height. There are over 40 gates permanently placed
on the slalom course, so the start and finish of races can vary depending on the
river height and division of the race. For information on using the slalom
course information contact Llandysul Paddlers at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the canoe centre at 01559 363209.
Boat Breaker – a grade
2/3 rapid which is where the water is pushed into the narrowest part of the
river, causing the river to be very quick and form a wave train at high water, with tight fast eddies which are good for upstream
gates. At very
low levels the river gets very skinny, so it becomes hard to get down in a
slalom boat without breaking it - giving it its name.
Spar Falls – a smaller
rapid, but the river is still quick-paced and is wider so here is an
ideal place to set a stagger move. At high water a small wave forms at
the top of the rapid which can be good for an upstream-on-a-wave move.
The Quarry – the
largest rapid on the slalom course, with very fast water and a number of waves
which are good for crosses. There are also very quick eddies that can test
paddlers, especially at the lower divisions. The rapid is at best during medium
water heights as at high levels it does become washed out.
Llandysul Paddlers Centre Accommodation
At the Llandysul Paddlers centre we have a bunk house
with 34 beds that can be booked per bed
or for sole use. The centre also has a lounge area,
showers and a fully-equipped kitchen, making it an ideal place for a club trip.
For further information email email@example.com or call 01559363209.
The website is www.llandysul-paddlers.org.uk
We also have a shop on site called Outdoor Kit 4
U. If you are looking for
any paddling or outdoor kit just email the shop on
Ok4ultd@aol.com or call them
on 01559363128. The website is
From the end of the M4
follow the A48 to Carmarthen. At Carmarthen head for Lampeter then follow signs
for Pencader and Llandysul - Approximately 15 miles. The centre is Yellow and
Green and is next to the bridge in the village.
If you are travelling from North Wales then you will have a few options.
these is following the coast road down to Aberystwyth and onto Synod Inn, where
you will then have to head inland following signs to Llandysul.
Llandysul Paddlers Slalom Course Map