If you've already done some camping from a sea kayak, and are looking to stretch yourself that bit more, this trip is suitable for you. Experience some of the the UK's best sea kayaking on this self contained trip along the rugged, scenic coast of Anglesey. You'll experience tide races, visit remote islands and learn about the complexities of coastal navigation, sea safety and other expedition skills. Using a combination of day-long and overnight trips, you'll even learn how to organise your own trip and plan your route, so you can paddle coastal waters under your own steam using your new found skills.
The aim of this challenge is to get around the whole island (weather dependant), and to build the skills and confidence that will fire you up to plan your own adventure.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
The Exact Itinerary will Depend on the Weather Conditions
We'd expect to be paddling for around six hours each day with breaks for lunch and time for you to enjoy the surroundings.
Experienced in moderate conditions and force 4 winds, competent sea kayak skills and good paddling fitness.
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.
As both your body and mind will be working hard whilst you're with us, we want to help you focus on the challenge you've set yourself. So accommodation and all food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. We can also provide Sea kayaking gear and camping equipment if you need it. Plus, you'll be supported by a specialist who's as passionate about sea kayaking as you are.
All you really need to bring is sufficient
base clothing to wear e.g. costume for under a wetsuit, thermal and fleece layer
for the top. In addition, some suitable footwear that will fit comfortably in a
kayak and lace up to keep them on in the water. Our stores have a wide range of
Peak UK soft wear as well as paddles for you to use. We have an extensive
selection of different styles 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 along your own kit. A hat to protect you from the
heat or the cold may be useful, as would suncream, a dry bag for your lunch, a
waterproof camera to capture some memories and a water bottle that can be
accessed easily throughout the day. The hydration packs that can be accessed
whilst paddling are really useful for this e.g. Camelbak
You should be a regular sea kayaker in force 4 winds, and already have some experience of camping from a sea kayak (if you haven't, but the idea grabs you, check out our 'Try Expedition Paddling' course). We'll invariably be paddling for around six hours per day so come prepared for five days of continuous activity.