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Our Sports category brings all Coast Radar’s listings related to coastal sports together, where these can be teaching organisations or recommended locations.
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- Am Buachaille is a sea stack, or vertical rock formation composed of Torridonian Sandstone. The stack is 65 metres (213 ft) high and located 1 mile (1.6 km) south-west of Sandwood Bay. It lies at the tip of the Rubh’ a Bhuachaille headland around 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Kinlochbervie. The stack is very popular with climbers and was first climbed in 1968 by the mountaineers Tom Patey, Ian Clough and John Cleare. At least four climbing routes are identified on Am Buachaille, with even the easiest route graded as Hard Very Severe (HVS) and access to the stack involves a 30 metres (98 ft) swim at low tide.
- Canolfan Tryweryn is the National White Water Centre for Wales and is based near Bala in North Wales. The site is split into three sections:Top Site This constitutes the section of the river leading from the setting basin below the Llyn Celyn dam along with the chipper (a metal fish trap, so called because it resembles a chip-slicer). The chipper is actually a fish-trap. This section is a nice Grade II coming onto III, with a good play-hole (the “Top-Hole”) and a playful weir. The section is often used for safety and rescue courses, as well as kayaking freestyle competitions. Officially there is no raft or canoe access to this top section. The Centre Section This section (commonly known as the “Upper Tryweryn”) is the main part of the Tryweryn, it runs for approximately 2 km from the chipper down to the Tyn Cornel camping site, and is a good Grade III. It contains most of the main features of the river (in order of occurrence):The Graveyard The Ski Jump Fedwr Gog Falls (aka Miss Davis’ Bridge, or ‘Stone’ bridge), Café Wave Fingers NRA (National Rivers Authority) Bridge Chapel FallsThe Lower Tryweryn Running the 4 km from the Tyn Cornel campsite down to Bala, this is a good Grade II bordering on Grade III section which finishes spectacularly at Bala Mill Falls (an easily portaged Grade IV rapid). This section is not managed like the upper Tryweryn, although the centre has been known to remove fallen trees and other obstructions/hazards quickly.
- Balnagask Golf Course (Nigg Bay) is a challenging course in a stunning location on the headland at Balnagask. Here you’ll find around 18 sites of historical and archaeological interest and the adjacent Robert Stevenson designed lighthouse. The par 70 Balnagask Golf Course measures some 6059 yards and includes three par threes and a par five. A pitch and putt course also provide fun and some challenges as you fine-tune your short game. The course is also home to the Nigg Bay Golf Club. Reviews state that the Tees, Fairways and Greens are immaculate with a uniqueness given by the many hills and blind holes.
- Bath Golf Club is considered to be one of England’s finest inland golf courses. Located just one mile east of Bath city centre, members and visitors alike can enjoy stunning views across the valley whilst going around the course. The course is locally known as ‘Sham Castle’ named after the neighbouring folly which stands in an adjacent field. Established in 1880, Bath Golf Club is also one of the oldest clubs in England. It prides itself on extending a warm welcome to visitors and offering competitive green fees.
- The Escape Surf School is located in Newquay, Cornwall and offers to teach to all levels from beginners to the most advanced. We also hire out kit if you just want to practise. Facilities include heated changing rooms with hot showers, board storage, shop with a selection of clothes and surf guides, and we are based at Belushis Bar and Restaurant overlooking Towan beach if you want to chill out. The school is open 12 months of the year, 7 days a week,