If you want to discover what it’s like to move on the water’s surface with complete freedom, in a sport that can lead you to new and exciting places and on loads of fantastic new adventures, kayaking is for you.
A great individual or family pursuit that will improve your cardio fitness and strength; kayaking is an ideal option for all levels of adventurer, from gentle explorer to adrenaline junkie.
This course is a brilliant option if you are considering taking up the discipline but don’t want to spend a fortune on kit before giving it a go. We have a store of top-level kit that is included in your course price - so no need to worry about transporting a boat here or buying the wrong thing.
Get started in your new passion with the help of expert instructors and learn solid foundation skills from the get-go.
- You'll have gained all the skills you need for the best possible start in kayaking. And by the end of the weekend you'll have all of the foundation skills you need to progress confidently in your new sport.
- You'll cover everything from what clothing and equipment to choose right up to basic rescue skills.
- You’ll have had a practical weekend, learning whilst getting plenty of time on the water. After we’re done, you’ll know the next steps to take to progress in your new sport.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to expect
You'll spend time on day one in our rolling pool, and on our lake covering essential foundation skills and how to exit a kayak effectively in the event of a capsize. We'll then develop your boat handling skills, using our wide fleet of kayaks. Throughout day two we'll visit other stunning local venues to enjoy all that Snowdonia has to offer as you continue to build on your new skills.
You should be water confident and able to swim.
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.
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.
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