Welcome to Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre.
As one of Sport England's three National Centres, Plas y Brenin is based in Snowdonia, North Wales.
Our incredible location allows us to run a year round programme of mountain sports and outdoor activities catering for every level of competence, experience and ability.
Plas y Brenin is managed by The Mountain Training Trust (MTT) on behalf of Sport England. As a registered Charity MTT is committed to ensuring any surplus generated is channelled directly back into mountain sport and providing the best possible opportunities at the most affordable price.
Staying with us for a ten day Rapid Development Clinic and you'll receive coaching and instruction Monday to Friday, leaving you free to either rest or explore the mountains, crags and sea cliffs of North Wales under your own steam at the weekend in-between. (This course includes ten-days accommodation on-site at Plas y Brenin).
With no previous experience necessary this programme is an ideal opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to be a climber or a mountaineer who can devote a month as part of an extended holiday or career break. Find out more
Staying with us for a four week Rapid Development Clinic and you'll receive coaching and instruction Monday to Friday, leaving you free to either rest or explore the rivers, lakes and coastal waters of North Wales under your own steam at the weekends. (This all-inclusive course includes seven-day-a-week accommodation on-site at Plas y Brenin).
With no previous experience necessary this programme is an ideal opportunity for anyone who's always wanted to be a paddler who can devote a month as part of an extended holiday or career break. Find out more
Free Kayak, Sea Kayak Or Canoe Hire On All Our Paddling Courses
When you come on a canoeing or kayaking course or holiday with us, you can borrow a kayak, canoe, paddle, helmet, spraydeck and any other kit you need free of charge. What's more, you can try out loads of boats to find out what suits you best. We have a huge range of the latest kayaks, sea kayaks and canoes in our fleet and you are welcome to try any of them. Find out more about our kayak and canoe fleet here.
Our self catering accommodation units make a great destination for a family holiday in the mountains. Moelwyn Cottage sleeps 16 and Bryn Engan Cottage sleeps up to 20 people in a warm, clean, comfortable bunkhouse style arrangement. If you'd rather be a little more upmarket Bryn Engan Farmhouse has 12 single, en-suite rooms and every home comfort you could wish for. You can add on activities and catered meals as you desire. Find out more here.
Every year we are host to a team of committed individuals who have set their hearts on becoming outdoor instructors. Our Fast Track Insturctor trainees spend four months here at The National Mountain Centre learning from experts in every field, leaving us with a new career and a new direction.Think you'd like to join the Fast Track Scheme? Find out more here.
If you want the very best residential activity experience for your school, there's no better choice than the National Mountain Sports Centre. Enjoy the highest standard of instruction, equipment, food and accommodation. Let us work out a program that's ideal for your school.Find out more here.
Accommodation For Groups
Our self catering accommodation units make a highly affordable destination for your group adventures. Moelwyn Cottage sleeps 16 and Bryn Engan Cottage sleeps up to 20 people in a warm, clean, comfortable bunkhouse style arrangement. If you'd rather move upmarket, Bryn Engan Farmhouse has 12 single, en-suite rooms and every home comfort you could wish for. You can add on meals, activities, and conference facilities as you desire. Find out more here.
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The Future Leaders Fund
If you volunteer in England, you could be eligable for up to 75% funding on your outdoor leadership training. Find out more
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.
Take a Look At Our Range of Holidays, Courses & Expeditions
Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.