This 3 day course is for everyone who had an introduction to sea kayaking already and would like to have a fantastic guided sea kayaking holiday while boosting the experience and clock up the miles. You'll take on a different journey each day, enjoying the breath-taking coastal scenery of Anglesey, North Wales and the Lleyn Peninsula, taking in some of the Welsh classics along the way. So just kick back, paddle, and enjoy the company, the spectacular sea cliffs, beautiful islands and the abundance of wildlife that will make this a week to remember - and don't forget to bring your camera.
The aim is simple - enjoy some awesome sea kayaking in the company of other enthusiasts whilst being guided by some of the best in the business.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
Typical Trips Include
The limestone coast of Llandudno and the Orme: Dramatic coastline, exciting caves, cliffs and seabirds, boulder beaches and a unique 'seaside atmosphere'.
The quartzite coast of Anglesey: See a climber's playground from another perspective. Tidal races, rugged vegetated coastline, and a huge variety of flora and fauna to explore - from the seals of puffin island to the porpoise of the North Coast. Great sandy beaches too!
The wilderness of the Lleyn: Paddle the dramatic coastline on the most exposed peninsula of North Wales. From the pilgrimage to Bardsey Island, the tranquillity of the Tudwals to sneaking under 1000 ft cliffs on the North Coast. Meet the dolphins of Porth Ceiriad, or surf onto the classic beaches - there is something for everyone.
Sea kayaking experience, and a good level of fitness that enables you to paddle 10-15 miles per day.
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 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 have sea kayaked fairly recently, and in winds of up to force 4 to get the most from this five days of paddling.