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Plas y Brenin - The National Mountain Sports Centre Learn to paddle a canoe Improve your canoeing skills develop your white water canoe technique Get some white water kayak canoe coaching Improve your canoe technique Improve your canoe technique Canoeing holidays with comfortable accommodation

Canoeing Courses & Holidays

A rapidly developing sport in the UK canoeing should not be confused with kayaking, (it's closed deck relative). Canoeing (or open boating as it is often called) is a beautiful, elegant way of exploring the water and enjoying the wildlife and scenery. Plas y Brenin has been involved in the evolution of high quality canoe coaching over the last 20 years. The centre's central location makes Plas y Brenin unique with access on our doorstep to some of the most beautifull lakes and scenic white water in the UK - it simply can't be beaten. Our modern, well-maintained canoes and state-of-the-art coaching methods combine to give the best possible introduction to canoeing with excellent facilities and location creating the opportunity to develop and hone your canoe skills.

Discover Canoeing

A two day introduction to the canoe. You'll learn foundation canoe handling skills as part of a tandem crew along with the principles required to paddle safely as part of a supervised group. On the se...........

Experience Required: None necessary

Cost 2015: £220 ..........2 day(s)

Cost 2016: £225 ..........2 day(s)

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Introduction to Canoeing

A five-day course introducing you to the basics of handling an open canoe. Develop your boat handling skills both solo and as part of a tandem crew. Consolidate your new-found skills whilst travellin...........

Experience Required: none necessary

Cost 2015: £515 ..........5 day(s)

Cost 2016: £525 ..........5 day(s)

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Canoe Touring

Two days guided canoe touring with our highly qualified and experienced coaches. A relaxed, enjoyable way to travel through this beautiful area on two hand picked flat water tours and over the two da...........

Experience Required: Able to manoeuvre your canoe with ease in light to moderate winds, either as part of a tandem team or solo paddler

Cost 2015: No dates remaining

Cost 2016: £265 ..........2 day(s)

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Tandem Canoe Skills

This course is designed for tandem teams. During the weekend your coach will develop your tandem canoe skills, honing your performances to allow you both to experience the joy of effectively moving yo...........

Experience Required: You should have some tandem canoe experience either paddling at the bow or stern. For those with no experience why not try our discover canoe course?

Cost 2015: No dates remaining

Cost 2016: £265 ..........2 day(s)

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Canoe White Water Skills

Aimed at capable flat water paddlers solo or tandem, who want to develop their white water boat-handling skills. Under the guidance of our experienced coaches you?ll cover strategies for running white...........

Experience Required: Confident flat water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease

Cost 2015: £260 ..........2 day(s)

Cost 2016: £265 ..........2 day(s)

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White Water Canoe Masterclass

This course aims to develop your solo canoe white water skills even further. During the week your coach will develop your technique, helping to make you a more balanced, intuitive paddler. Edging, tim...........

Experience Required: confident white water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease.

Cost 2015: No dates remaining

Cost 2016: £265 ..........2 day(s)

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Solo Canoe Masterclass

This course is designed purely for the solo paddler. During the week your coach will develop your solo paddling skills, honing your performance to make you a true master of your craft. The boost in co...........

Experience Required: have paddled in the stern of a tandem crew or have basic solo skills.

Cost 2015: £525 ..........5 day(s)

Cost 2016: £535 ..........5 day(s)

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Can't find what you are looking for?

You can hire one of our coaches instructors or guides from only £250 per day. They'll tailor the day to suit your aims and aspirations perfectly.
You can enjoy one to one coaching for that cost or if you get together as a group, depending on the activity, you can split that cost between up to 6 of you. If you are a group we can run one of the courses listed above on a date that suits you and your friends or you could just write your own agenda for a week or weekend and we'll price it up for you - with or without accommodation. What's more, just like out normal course fees, our private instructor hire charge covers all your equipment too.
Click on the link below to fill in a request form and one of our coaches will call you back (or e-mail if you'd prefer) to discuss things in detail with you.

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