This five day course on grade II and III white water's an ideal confidence booster - whether you have limited experience on moving water, you've had a knock in confidence due to a 'big swim', or you've simply been 'out of your boat' for a few years. It's designed for kayakers who have some white water experience and want to move up to intermediate level. the confidence to move on to the intermediate course. Our friendly, highly qualified team will spend time helping you to consolidate your existing paddling skills before developing your balance and moving on to more advanced techniques. You'll get an in-depth insight into river reading, rescue and you'll develop your roll.
You'll develop your existing skills, gain a more in-depth insight into river reading, rescue and further develop your roll. You'll leave feeling more comfortable and relaxed on the water so that you enjoy your paddling more than you ever thought possible.
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
On day one, we'll revisit the fundamental skills underpinning white water kayaking. You'll spend the rest of the week on a series river trips to develop your practical skills. We'll also deliver a number of static site-based coaching sessions. Throughout the week, we'll also cover essential safety and rescue skills to enable you to stay safe whilst paddling.
You need to have some white water experience, and be able to perform a flat water roll.
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. 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.
We want to help you focus on achieving your goals, so comfortable accommodation (with WIFI included) and good food are part of the deal - you don't need to think about sorting this out for yourself. Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development. What's more, you'll have access to our extensive range of paddling equipment and clothing to use whilst honing your chosen skills. You just bring yourself, your 'can do' attitude, and determination to achieve excellence.
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 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 your own kit.
You should have kayaked fairly recently but not necessarily in white water. You should be fit enough for an active five days.