|Paddleable||very low to spate|
in North Wales · Snowdonia · other sections on Llugwy
Swallows Falls can be paddled as a park-n-slide in low conditions, at higher levels you would normally getin underneath the main falls. These falls are usually sneaked down the river right channel, although it has been main-lined down the centre. A kilomtre or so of easier water follows until you reach another 500m of tough drops culminating at Miner's bridge, a footbridge across the river. Either getout here or continue down a short stretch of easier water to Betws-y-Coed. If you do continue downstream, there is another tough drop behind the chip-shop in the middle of town.
Usually run as fun slides in low conditions, becomes more serious when higher. Enjoyable at most levels.
Putin at Swallow Falls on the A5 just north of Betws-y-Coed: there is a large layby opposite the Swallow Falls Hotel. Takeout at Miner's Bridge just at the outskirts of Betws-y-Coed or continue down into the town.