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The River Dee

Flowing through Corwen is the River Dee. Originating from its source in Snowdonia, the river flows 70 miles east to Chester before it finally deposits in the Wirral peninsula. The Dee has previously held historical significance as the boundary of the Kingdom of Gwynedd for 700 years from the 5th century. Today, the River Dee is famed locally as a fantastic fishing location and is widely used for whitewater kayaking, canoeing and rafting.

Want to ride some waves?

The most popular and widely used location for whitewater kayaking, canoeing and rafting is between Corwen and Llangollen where Category III/IV whitewater is experienced almost year round. Experienced paddlers with their own kayaks/canoes can venture on the water alone. For those without or trying for the first time, there are companies based in Llangollen that send groups on to the water with an experienced guide for paddling at varying degrees of difficulty.

Fancy a spot of fishing?

Just beyond Corwen, the River Dee offers anglers some of the best fly fishing in Wales. Renowned for it's salmon, trout, sea trout and grayling fishing, the Dee sees prolific numbers with plenty of 2lb+ fish. Best conditions for fishing the Dee are between Spring and Autumn, with a good number of 10lb+ fish found between Summer and Autumn. For the hardy fishers out there, grayling fishing continues through the winter months. Equipment can be rented in Corwen for those who have come without.

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