Introduction To Canoeing - 5 Day
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 5 People to 1 instructor

Introduction To Canoeing - 5 Day

  • Paddle
  • Canoeing
  • Beginner


Journeying by canoe is a fantastic way to get connected to nature and get away from it all. Whether solo or tandem, when you’re out on tranquil water you can let the stresses of everyday life dissolve.

On our Introduction to Canoeing course you’ll cover all of the basics of handling an open canoe on solo journeys and as part of a tandem crew during this five-day course. All of your kit hire is included, and on the course you’ll cover proper kit use. What's more, you'll consolidate your new-found skills against the fantastic backdrop of North Wales estuaries, tranquil rivers and simple white water.

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

- Gain confidence and see your solo and tandem boat handling skills develop and improve.
- Take on 5 days of practical learning on the lakes and rivers of beautiful Snowdonia.
- Learn your skills right from the get-go from our highly experienced instructors.


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

What to Expect

You'll start off in tandem canoes developing the foundation skills to move these around effectively. As the week progresses, you'll have the opportunity to develop your skills on various journeys taking in slow moving rivers, lakes. Later in the week, you'll progress to faster moving rivers. You'll also have the option to spend some time paddling solo.

Experience Required

None required

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.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide
Course Schedule

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This course will help you become

a commited open canoeist with the skills to match

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