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River Active / Go Kayaking Partnership.

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River Active / Go Kayaking Partnership.

Go Kayaking are proud to announce a partnership which strengthens the relationship between Go Kayaking North West, River Active & the paddling community.

River Active (formally known as JJs or Mile End Mill) is based on the banks of the River Dee in Llangollen and has fantastic waterside facilities such as parking, changing, cafe and toilets, as well as being situated right next to one of the best whitewater sites in the UK. This is a popular park ‘n’ play spot for whitewater paddlers all year round and is often passed on the way to other North Wales rivers. The site is often used as a training venue by rescue services, such as Fire Brigade, River Rescue & Search and Rescue teams.

We’re delighted to put a full fleet of demo kayaks permanently at River Active to promote the use of the site for whitewater paddlers!

The fleet of Pyranha Kayaks covers the full range of current models & sizes and offers you as a paddler, a fantastic opportunity to test the range out. The boats are available to all paddlers to use either on site or taken off site to do the full run of the River, or to other rivers in Wales. Outfitting is also provided so you can spend some time to get the boat fitted to you before paddling.


Models include:

Machno S,M,L

Jed S,M,L

Ripper S,M,L

Burn S,M,L,XL

9R M


Fusion Duo

There will also be a Venture Afon Canoe and a 9R2 in there in the near future.


£3 must be paid to River Active to take the boat out whether it is on or off site.

You need to fill a form in at River Active which puts the responsibility of the boat onto you.

You are required to leave your drivers license at River Active as a deposit which you will get back on the kayaks safe return.

The boat must be returned to the site at the end of the day in useable condition.

Only 1 boat per person to go off site.

12R,  Fusion Duo & Afon have to be pre booked by calling either 01928 710 770 or 01978 860639. Their size means 2 members of staff have to be available to get them down.

All other boats are first come first served. No pre booking allowed.


Click & Collect

We’re also very excited to launch a click & collect service where you can purchase through Go Kayaking and collect the goods from River Active at your convenience. This will help you if you are not available to sign for goods at your house during the week. We’re also able to offer you free shipping on all kayaks & canoes if you are collecting from River Active. You’ll be able to collect your boat from River Active within 2 weeks of ordering (non stock kayaks will incur an additional production time). You will get your usual amazing club discount, as well free delivery.

Soft goods will be sent via UPS to be collected from River Active by you – normal delivery costs will apply (Free if order is over £25. £0.95 if order is under £25).

All customers collecting will need to pay £3 to River Active for using their facilities.

In order to take advantage of this service please call us on 01928 710 770, or shop online and put River Active’s address as the shipping address.

River Active

Berwyn Rd,


LL20 8AD


For full information & T&Cs please click here


Go Kayaking will be hosting events from the site at River Active regularly through the year. This is a great opportunity for you to use our paddling expertise and take advantage of our Click & Collect.

Please see our events page on Facebook to keep up to date with this.

We believe that the site at River Active is very important to the paddling community. Not only as a hub for river, freestyle & slalom paddling, but also as a venue for River Rescue Courses. We, as paddlers, should do our very best to support this iconic venue.