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Pete Catterall's Profile


Area of responsibility

Head of Paddlesports and Mountain Biking

Significant outdoor qualifications

  • Level 5 coach Kayak
  • Level 4 Coach Sea and Canoe
  • British Cycling Coach and Leadership tutor
  • Personal Trainer

Area of work at Plas y Brenin

Head of the Paddlesports and Mountain Bike departments.

Sporting highlights


Over 30 years of kayaking around the world, including numerous 1st descents in India, Kenya and Peru. I spent 7 years as head coach to the GB freestyle kayak team and I also raced in the premiere division for canoe slalom.

Mountain bike

Over the last ten years I have been riding in some of the worlds top MTB destinations including Moab, Whistler, California and all the major European resorts. Most recently getting into racing and have raced at some Enduro events and the 24 hrs of mountain mayhem.

Favourite destination

India still has to be my favourite place as its always an adventure and the people are amazing, and I love the food!


People that never stop trying to improve and push themselves and their sport, new trails and un-paddled rivers!

Next Adventure

Get fixed so I can get on the water again and have some adventures, there so many rivers to run!

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Adventure Sports
Coaching Conference

Adventure Sports Coaching ConferenceOur inaugural Adventure Sports Coaching Conference will seek to explore the role of coach developers in adventure sports performance.


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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....

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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.

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.

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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.