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Welcome To The National Mountain Sports Centre

A national outdoor centre, nestled in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales, Plas y Brenin is a centre of sporting excellence and one of the UK’s leading providers of qualifications and skills-based courses. We’ve been at the forefront of outdoor leadership, training and exploration for over 60 years and have built up a unique reputation for providing world class instruction. Our incredible location allows us to run a year round programme of skill development, training and assessment in a range of mountain sports including walking, climbing, mountaineering, paddle sports and mountain biking.
Courses are both residential and non–residential and we can make bespoke courses to meet your needs. We are also a great venue for a wide range of outdoor-focused conferences and symposiums – a key role given we are a national resource for the outdoors. Our bar, open to the public, has one of the best views in Snowdonia!
We work both with individuals as well as organisations and businesses. The centre is operated on behalf of Sport England, somewhat uniquely, by a non-profit educational charity, the Mountain Training Trust.

Featured Courses

The Big Acoustic Walk (11-12 Nov)

The Big Acoustic Walk (11-12 Nov)

There's always been a strong connection between the mountains and acoustic music...

Cost: £170

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2017 Plas y Brenin Environment Symposium for Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors - Be Inspired.

2017 Plas y Brenin Environment Symposium for Mountain Leaders and Mountaineering Instructors - Be Inspired.

The 2017 Plas y Brenin Environment Symposium for Mountain Leaders and Mountainee...

Cost: £236

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The Big Christmas Walk (9-10 Dec)

The Big Christmas Walk (9-10 Dec)

Following the success of last years Big Christmas Walk, we're planning to celebr...

Cost: £170

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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Celebrate the New Year with us at Plas y Brenin, one of the most picturesque ven...

Cost: £350

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Scottish Winter Hillwalking

Scottish Winter Hillwalking

During the winter months, the Scottish Highlands are covered in snow and ice, an...

Cost: £760

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Scottish Winter Mountaineering

Scottish Winter Mountaineering

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

Cost: £810

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Adventure Sport
Summer Camps (Age 12-17)

Summmer Camps For Young People Aged 12-17Young climbers, mountaineers, paddlers and mtb riders aged 12-17. Develop your outdoor skills with our top coaches on one of our residential summer camps.


SCOTTISH WINTER COURSES 2018

Scottish Winter Courses 2018Starting January 2018, our Scottish Winter courses are timed to make the most of the incredible wint....



WINTER WARMERS

Winter WarmersAs the nights begin to draw in and the temperature starts to drop, Plas y Brenin are pleased to offe....



ENVIRONMENT SYMPOSIUM FOR MOUNTAIN LEADERS

Environment Symposium For Mountain LeadersTaking place on 11th-12th December, the 2017 Plas y Brenin Environment Symposium for Mountain Leader....



PEAK PERFORMANCE FOR PLAS Y BRENIN PADDLING TEAM

Peak Performance For Plas y Brenin Paddling TeamWe are delighted to announce that we've launched an exciting new partnership with kayak clothing man....



BMC WOMEN OUTDOORS WEEK 5-15 AUG 2017

BMC Women Outdoors Week 5-15 Aug 2017Come and get active for the BMC's Women Outdoors Week here at Plas y Brenin. We have talks, activiti....



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



Adventure Sport
Summer Camps (Age 12-17)

Summmer Camps For Young People Aged 12-17Young climbers, mountaineers, paddlers and mtb riders aged 12-17. Develop your outdoor skills with our top coaches on one of our residential summer camps.


Enhanced Learning Credits

Enhanced Learning CreditsThe Enhanced Learning Credit Administration Service offers funding for armed forces personnel. Plas y Brenin is able to accept ELCAS funding for a few specific non residential courses.




Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

Find out what the weather's doing in North Wales over the next five days.



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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.