• Plas y Brenin
  • 4 People to 1 instructor

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

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Itinerary

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

What to Expect


You'll spend your first week will developing the foundation skills for kayaking. These essential techniques for safe and enjoyable kayaking form the building blocks for the rest of the course. You'll quickly put them into practice on your first trips out under the guidance of our expert coaches.

You'll then get a well earned weekend off in spectacular Snowdonia before you start your second week refreshed and ready to go!

Your second week starts with a quick recap of week one before heading out. We'll focus on you gaining the experience you need to develop a skilful performance, along the way our coaches and instructors will further refine your paddling. The emphasis this week is on developing your experience and judgement skills alongside your hands-on practical skills.

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.

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 have fun whilst developing new skills.

What do I need to bring?
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This course will help you become

a commited and capable kayak paddler

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