Around Wales in 15 Days

by John Willacy

The circumnavigation of Wales is an interesting paddling adventure. It brings more to the expedition table: coastline, canals and rivers. There’s even a tidal bore – if you get your timing right.

A trip around the block…

by Bryan Dickinson

Very soon after I began kayaking I remember chatting to Eila Wilkinson about her record attempts at circumnavigating Anglesey in a day. As a beginner to kayaking, the idea of paddling almost 125km seemed incredible, but as my experience widened, and knowledge of tidal planning increased, it no longer seemed impossible, the idea took hold, and it became one of those items on the ‘bucket list’.

Solo circumnavigation of Anglesey.

by Barry Shaw

Early in the year (2003) I decided I would like to try a circumnavigation of Anglesey in one hit, only thing was where to start from as there were so many different options available. I decided to do it on a 10 metre tide [Liverpool]
to get as much tidal assistance as possible and after a few workings out chose Borthwen at Rhoscolyn as my starting point.

Skye Circumnavigation Attempt 2019

by Norbert Ziobr

Skye is a great distance to paddle around. It is about 125 nm and requires taking a straight line between the headlands.
From my experience I know that it is possible to cover this distance, but only with exceptionally good weather.

I decided to spend a little bit of time to get to know each of the headlands…

Anglesey Circumnavigation Record 2006

by John Willacy

“Well, I don’t think I’ll be doing that again”, and this time I meant what I said…

Back in the autumn of 2005, I completed the circumnavigation of Anglesey by sea kayak in a time of 11:30. It was a long day and I remember saying, as we walked back up the beach, that I would not be doing that again in a hurry. I also remember thinking on the journey home, that there was 30-40 minutes to come off the time. It was a figure that was to stick in the back of my mind for the following year.