The Welsh Dee is renowned as a world class fishing river. For more details on the excellent fishing at the Hand Hotel click here.

As well as a world class fishing venue The Dee valley has everything for the outdoor enthusiast:

On the water there is Kayaking for the begiiner on the llangollen Canal or running the rapids on the river Dee.


Whitewater Active Is based a mile out of Llangollen and strives to make the most out of a day. It includes both local rafting and kayaking to offsite activities which are gorge walking, climbing & abseiling and many more. Call 0845 6001575 to start off your North Wales adventure.

White water rafting on the river Dee is available as a two hour fun session or a two hour Adrenaline session.

Open canoeing on the Llangollen canal is the perfect way to enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

Rock climbing, abseiling and gorge walking are also very popular local pursuits.

Finally every autumn in Llangollen sees the annual hot air balloon festival.

For any further information on the above please do not hesitate to contact the hotel.