R3 Safety & Rescue office, stores and main training base is a short journey to the River Dee and the Llangollen Canal and benefits from the excellent facilities on the site, including:

  • Fully equipped training rooms
  • Changing and shower facilities
  • On foot access to swiftwater training site at Mile End Mill on the River Dee
  • Extensive range of local cliffs and rope rescue venues
  • Extensive personal protective equipment and technical equipment stores

Our Training Centre is ideally suited just off the A5 with excellent road links

Chester         28 miles/40 mins
Liverpool       50 miles /1 hour 10 mins
Manchester      69 miles/1hr 20 mins
Birmingham      82 miles /1 hr 45 mins

Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham Airports and Holyhead and Liverpool Ferry Ports are all within 2 hours drive and Ruabon train station is only 11miles away.

As a popular tourist venue, nearby Llangollen has an excellent range of accommodation and we use a number of local hotels to provide our in-course residential accommodation, all of which are less than 5 minutes drive from our base.

In addition to our base in Glyndyfrdwy we have a partnership with the Tees Barrage International Whitewater Centre, near Middlesborough to deliver the full range of our courses from this state-of-the art training facility.  This artificial site directly compliments the natural river venues we have in North Wales and provides guaranteed swiftwater conditions 24/7/365.  Using a fully risk assessed mounting system we can place real cars in the channels and thus deliver specialist training such as the Rescue 3 Rescue from Vehicles in Water Workshop.

We also have a partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, and our confined space courses are delivered at their training centre near Stone, Staffordshire. This is an excellent training centre, with an outstanding confined space training facility.

R3 Safety and Rescue also has strong links with Plas Menai, The National Watersports Centre, near Caernarfon, North Wales where we deliver the full range of Rescue 3 powerboat rescue courses. The tidal rapids of the Menai Straits is one of the few locations in the UK that is suitable to meet the venue requirements for Module 4 of the Defra Flood Rescue National Enhancement Project standards.