You're a solo paddler who wants hone your performance to make you a true master of your craft. Spend a week with our experts on the spectacular Snowdonia waters developing your paddling skills to help you achieve the level you're aiming for.
You'll boost your confidence and ability so that you enjoy your solo boating even more than you thought possible.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend day one on a local flat water venue revisiting the key foundation skills of effective open canoeing. Over the following days, we'll look at your individual needs and paddle on a range of both flat water and moving water venues that will help you enhance your performance to the level you're aiming for.
You should have paddled in the stern of a tandem crew or have basic solo skills.
Why Choose Plas y Brenin?
Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.
If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes accommodation for the night before, and the duration of your time here. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself. We may also be able to arrange a transfer from Llandudno Junction train station, subject to availability. We would need a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your course start date – please contact reception to learn more.
When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
All you really need to bring is sufficient base clothing to wear, and some suitable footwear. Our stores have a wide range of Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles and poles. We have an extensive selection of kayaks from a range of manufacturers. This is an ideal opportunity to try something new if you'd like to. If you prefer the familiar, feel free to bring your own kit.
You should have paddled a canoe solo or be very experienced in a tandem canoe and paddled recently. You should also be fit enough for five days of continuous activity