Directions to the National White Water Centre

The National White Water Centre is near Bala in North Wales. Below are maps, directions and transport advice to help you find your way here as easily as possible.

BY CAR

Using SatNav, LL23 7NU should bring you straight to our centre.

From Llangollen follow the A5 to Corwen, 1 ½ miles through Corwen at the traffic signals take the left turning to Bala (A494) and follow the road for approx 9 miles. As you enter Bala, turn right towards Trawsfynydd (A4212). Drive 3 miles to the village of Frongoch, just 1 mile past Frongoch we are signposted on the left.

From Bangor head for Betws y Coed on the A5. Follow the A5 out of Betws Y Coed (signposted Llangollen) for approx 12 miles, until you take the right turn onto B4501 signposted Bala. After approx 8 miles on this road, turn right at T-junction onto A4212 towards Trawsfynydd. Around 1 mile up this road we are signposted on the left.

From Aberystwyth head through Machynlleth, and then onto the A478 towards Corris. Descend to “Cross Foxes Inn” and at the T-junction turn left onto A470, follow the road towards Dolgellau and turn right onto the A494 signposted Bala. Follow the road for approx 17 miles, you should see the lake on your right. Drive through Bala High Street and before the bridge take the left turn towards Trawsfynydd onto the A4212. Drive 3 miles to the village of Frongoch, just 1 mile past Frongoch we are signposted on the left.

Manchester to Frongoch - 1hr 50min - 86miles
London to Frongoch - 4hr 24 min - 217.8miles
Cardiff to Frongoch - 3hr 40min - 148.1miles
Edinburgh to Frongoch - 5hr 10min - 286.4miles
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Frongoch - 4hr 12min - 227.6miles
Taunton to Frongoch - 4hr 18min - 226.1miles  

BY RAIL

The nearest main railway stations are Chester, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth and Bangor. Regional services are available to Barmouth and Wrexham. Travel by road is then essential. The main stations are about 1 to 1 ½ hours from the National White Water Centre.

BY SEA

For visitors from Ireland the nearest port is Holyhead, Anglesey (Caergybi, Ynys Môn). From Holyhead travel time by car is approximately 2 hours to the Centre.

BY AIR

Many airports now offer regional flights. The closest airports to the Centre are Manchester and Liverpool which are about 1 ½ hours from the Centre

USEFUL NUMBERS

Bala Tourist Information Centre 01678 521021
Traveline Cymru 0800 464 0000 

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