If you like the idea of experiencing the thrills and spills of rushing water, this weekend white water kayaking course is a great introduction. Spend two days on some of the UK’s best white-water rivers learning and developing confidence in your new sport. You'll cover everything from foundation white water skills to clothing and equipment. By the end of the course you'll tackled your first white water and have the confidence to tackle the rapids under your own steam.
- You’ll spend five days out on the water learning practically. - You will have the benefit of learning from expert coaches who have years’ experience on white water across the world and the highest coaching certification. - Our aim by the end of the course is that you feel confident on white water, reading rivers, and getting out there yourself.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll spend both days on interesting local rivers learning how to transfer your kayaking skills to the white water environment.
You should already be a confident flat water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease, and be able to perform a confident and controlled capsize.
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 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.
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 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.
You'll need to be fit enough to enjoy two days of activity and have kayaked previously.