Introduction To Kayaking
  • Plas y Brenin
  • 5 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor

Introduction To Kayaking

  • Paddle
  • Kayaking
  • Beginner


Get a thorough grounding in kayaking on this five-day course . We'll introduce you to all the basic kayaking skills and equipment you’ll need to get started in your new sport. Take to the water amongst the breath-taking scenery of North Wales’ rivers, lakes and sea. You’ll have also ample opportunity for coaching and progression in white water and sea kayaking from our hugely experienced coaches.

The freedom you feel when exploring by kayak really can’t be matched.

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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

The aim is that you'll develop a good paddling technique and confidence in the water, along with learning;

  • Basic kayaking manoeuvres
  • Capsize drill
  • Rescue techniques
  • White water techniques
  • Sea kayaking techniques
  • Journeying on sea, rivers, and white water
  • Safety principles of kayaking


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

What to Expect

On the first day you'll concentrate on developing good paddling technique and water confidence, using the local lake, river and our heated indoor pool. We'll then explore the spectacular coastline and rivers of North Wales, as we develop your paddling skills and confidence even further.

Experience Required

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.

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

Start your training

5 Days
Start Date
30th August, 2021
Spaces left
5 Days
Start Date
21st March, 2022
Spaces left
This course will help you become

a commited kayaker inspired to explore more.

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