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Welcome To The National Mountain Sports Centre

Deep in the mountains of North Wales, Plas y Brenin is a unique place, run by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts. A place where passion for the outdoors runs deep and that passion is shared by every single member of staff as well as every guest.
For over 60 years we've been at the forefront of outdoor leadership, training and exploration and during that time we've built up a unique reputation for helping others get the most from their time in the outdoors. Our instructors are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in the field but our passion for adventure doesn't stop there.
From top to bottom, across our entire team, the depth of outdoor experience and enthusiasm is unrivalled and we like nothing more than to share that knowledge and passion with others.
So why not pay us a visit and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the National Mountain Sports Centre for yourself. Whatever your interest in the outdoors, from first timer to seasoned veteran, you'll always be welcome - and you will always be amongst friends.

Featured Courses

Intermediate White Water Kayaking

Intermediate White Water Kayaking

Running wild rivers is all about judgement. This week gives you the experience ...

Cost: £550

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Mountain Leader Training (Winter)

Mountain Leader Training (Winter)

This 6 day course, which is based on the MTS Winter Mountain Leader syllabus, co...

Cost: £595

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering

Scottish Winter Mountaineering

To tackle the more challenging peaks of Glencoe and Lochaber in winter requires ...

Cost: £800

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Scottish Introduction to Winter Climbing

Scottish Introduction to Winter Climbing

Winter climbing in Scotland offers rewards and challenges comparable with the be...

Cost: £960

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Welsh Winter Skills

Welsh Winter Skills

Two days of intensive winter skills. Use and choice of ice axe and crampons, equ...

Cost: £245

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Mountain Bike Improver

Mountain Bike Improver

Want to get more out of your mountain biking? Let us improve your riding skills ...

Cost: £205

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Latest News

GOLD STANDARD FOR OUR CATERING TEAM

Gold Standard for our Catering TeamIn a recent audit by Sport England's independent auditors 'The Waterfall Catering Group' our caterin....



THE MOUNTAIN LEADER, THE MOUNTAINEERING INSTRUCTOR & ENVIRONMENT 16-17 NOV

The Mountain Leader, The Mountaineering Instructor & Environment 16-17 NovJoin us for a fantastic two day symposium 'The Mountain Leader, The Mountaineering Instructor and T....



BCU STUDENT SAFETY SEMINAR 2016

BCU Student Safety Seminar 2016The 22nd annual BCU Student Safety Seminar will be held here at Plas y Brenin on the 22-23 October a....



JOINT STATEMENT FROM BRITISH CYCLING, BRITISH CANOEING, BRITISH MOUNTAINEERING COUNCIL, MOUNTAIN TRAINING, AND PLAS Y BRENIN.

Joint statement from British Cycling, British Canoeing, British Mountaineering Council, Mountain Training, and Plas y Brenin.We recognise that when people engage in the outdoors and adventure activities they often do so acros....



SUBSIDISED WINTER MOUNTAINEERING COURSES

Subsidised Winter Mountaineering CoursesThe family of Jonathan Conville established the Jonathan Conville Memorial Trust (JCMT) after he die....



British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!



What's On In Our bar?

Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here



Free Colour Brochure

Free colour brochureAll our courses are only listed online but if you'd like to find out a little more about the National Mountain Sports Centre, we'll send you a colour brochure out in the post.




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Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.