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Canoes & Kayaks

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Cardiff’s iconic reservoirs

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Canoeing & Kayaking

Whether you opt for the traditional canoe or the nimble kayak, Llanishen Reservoir’s calm waters present the perfect canvas for your paddling masterpiece.

Safety is paramount and equipment rentals are available for those who don’t have their own gear. Experienced instructors and guides are also on hand to offer expert advice and ensure your paddling adventure is both enjoyable and secure.

So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, Lisvane & Llanishen Reservoirs welcomes you to embark on an unforgettable Welsh Water Adventure!

What’s the difference between a canoe and a kayak?

Our canoes are two-seaters where you sit on a fixed seat and paddle on one side of the canoe each with a single bladed paddle.

A (sit-on-top) kayak is usually a plastic boat with either one, two or three seats. You power yourself through the water using a two-ended paddle, paddling on both sides in turn.

Whichever you chose, the important thing is to get out on the water and enjoy yourself!

Take Care

All of our activities are planned and delivered in such a way as to work with and preserve the very delicate natural environment we have on site. As such, we restrict numbers, access and types of activities to ensure our programme is delivered responsibly. If you have any questions, our team would be happy to explain.