Why choose us?

Here at the heart of the Snowdonia national park, we enjoy a whole world of adventure on the doorstep.

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More than the course itself…

When deciding on where to book your course, there’s a lot of options out there and a lot more to consider. Remember there’s more than just the course itself. Here’s a handy list of things to think about:

Booking a course checklist

  1. Have you registered or paid the license with the relevant National Governing Body (NGB)? For example: British Canoeing, British Cycling or Mountain Training.

  2. Have you found and booked your accommodation?

  3. Have you checked the accommodation has somewhere to dry wet kit? There's nothing worse than putting on cold, wet kit in the morning!

  4. Have you planned and bought food and drink?

  5. Have you checked you have the right equipment and hired any that you don't have?

  6. Have you spoken to other people doing the course?

  7. Have you checked you can get to and from different locations within the course and park whilst you're doing it?

All the kit you might possibly need

Essential equipment hire is included with your course fee, from crampons to canoes, so no need to rush out and spend a fortune.

Free lecture series

Be inspired and educated by our instructors and guest speakers, with talks about gear, expeditions and all kinds of interesting adventure topics.

The biggest range of kayaks and canoes imaginable

Just starting out paddling and not sure what to buy, or looking to add to your existing fleet? Find your perfect boat with us. Our expert instructors can advise according to your goals and needs.

Leave the car at home. Our shuttle pick-up service from Llandudno Junction will collect you from the station, and we take care of all in-course transport too.

Extensive on-site resources

Climbing wall, gym, rolling pool, kit store and drying rooms. If you’re joining us for a course, it’s free to use them all.

If all that’s not enough for you, we’re also the National Outdoor Centre, so you get the kudos of training with the best!