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Welcome To The National Mountain Sports Centre

Deep in the mountains of North Wales, Plas y Brenin is a unique place, run by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts. A place where passion for the outdoors runs deep and that passion is shared by every single member of staff as well as every guest.
For over 60 years we've been at the forefront of outdoor leadership, training and exploration and during that time we've built up a unique reputation for helping others get the most from their time in the outdoors. Our instructors are amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable in the field but our passion for adventure doesn't stop there.
From top to bottom, across our entire team, the depth of outdoor experience and enthusiasm is unrivalled and we like nothing more than to share that knowledge and passion with others.
So why not pay us a visit and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the National Mountain Sports Centre for yourself. Whatever your interest in the outdoors, from first timer to seasoned veteran, you'll always be welcome - and you will always be amongst friends.

Featured Courses

Alpine Essentials

Alpine Essentials

Three action packed days covering the fundamental skills and techniques you need...

Cost: £425

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Introduction to Kayaking

Introduction to Kayaking

A five day course which will give you a thorough grounding in kayaking. You wil...

Cost: £510

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Intermediate Sea Kayaking

Intermediate Sea Kayaking

A week long course for paddlers who want to improve their kayak handling and rou...

Cost: £540

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Performance Climbing - 5 days

Performance Climbing - 5 days

This course is for competent lead climbers who would like to improve their perfo...

Cost: £700

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Hillwalking Skills

Hillwalking Skills

If you have an interest in hillwalking but lack the skills or confidence to vent...

Cost: £480

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White Water Sea & Surf Summer Camp For Young People

White Water Sea & Surf Summer Camp For Young People

You've decided you like kayaking. Now it's time to experience racing down the fa...

Cost: £515

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Latest News

COTSWOLD OUTDOOR STAFF TRAINING

Cotswold Outdoor Staff TrainingOur partner Cotswold Outdoor are here with us again for some more retail staff training, this time t....



GREAT RESULT FOR HELEN TEASDALE

Great result for Helen TeasdaleCongratulations and well done to Plas y Brenin Coach Helen Teasdale for her fantastic performance at....



BRITISH MOUNTAIN GUIDE TRAINEES SUMMER ROCK WEEK 2

British Mountain Guide Trainees Summer Rock Week 2This week we're hosting the British Mountain Guides for the 2nd week of summer rock climbing trainin....



S4C FILMING AT PLAS Y BRENIN

S4C Filming at Plas y BreninLast week we welcomed S4C to Plas y Brenin to film the finale of Y Gemau Gwyllt, an outdoor adventur....



British Mountaineering Council Deals

Check out the latest rock climbing and hillwalking deals from our partner organisation The BMC.
Now includes a range of subsidised winter skills courses!!!!



Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.



What's On In Our bar?

Our friendly and lively bar is open to the public. From talks and lectures to film nights and live music, there's always something going on. Find out what's coming up next here



Free Colour Brochure

Free colour brochureAll our courses are only listed online but if you'd like to find out a little more about the National Mountain Sports Centre, we'll send you a colour brochure out in the post.



Last Minute Discounts

Our Packed and Ready Discounts page always has some incredibe deals on offer. But you'll need act fast to take advantage of these bargains.



Weather Forecast, Tides and Surf Conditions

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Working alongside UCLan
to educate
outdoor professionals

University Of Central LancashireFind out how we are working with one of the country's top universities to develop lasting careers in the outdoors.