Advanced Canoeing

Our advanced canoe week is aimed at giving you tactical and technical coaching and building your confidence in a grade three whitewater environment and on open water in strong winds. We’ll be looking at a range of skills to be effective in an advanced environment, expect dynamic whitewater paddling, solo sailing, tracking, lining and portaging.

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5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

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Join us for a week in the breathtaking waters of Snowdonia as we work together to elevate your canoeing skills to new heights. Led by our team of experts, this program is tailor-made to boost your confidence and enhance your abilities, aiming to exceed your paddling expectations. 

On day one we’ll revisit the foundation skills of effective open canoeing. This will be a shake down day to see where you’re paddling is at and working with the instructor to understand goals and the path to get there.  

As the week progresses, we’ll focus on your individual needs and explore a variety of both open water in windy conditions and on whitewater up to grade 3 (4). The selection of diverse environments will be carefully chosen to challenge and help you develop your performance to the level you’re aiming for. 

The Objectives 

You’ll boost your confidence and ability in the advanced environments for canoes, on whitewater up to grade 3 (4) and in strong winds up to and exceeding force 4. 

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What to Expect

You’ll spend day one on a moderate venue revisiting the key foundation skills of effective open canoeing. Over the following days, we’ll look at your individual needs and paddle on a range of both open water in windy conditions and advanced whitewater venues that will help you enhance your performance to the level you’re aiming for. 

Experience Required 

You should be a confident grade 2/3 paddler looking to add refinement and push your paddling further. You should be confident paddling solo in force 3 winds. You should know how to self-rescue on moderate whitewater. 

How Should I Prepare? 

You should have paddled canoe on moderate whitewater (grade 2/3) recently. You should also be fit enough for five days of continuous activity.

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Why Plas y Brenin?

Plas y Brenin is at the forefront of outdoor instruction. Whether you are starting a career in the outdoors, or just want to take an adventure holiday, PYB is the place for you.

We inspire explorers. We train trainers. We’re internationally recognised. We’ve been around since 1798, with our earliest guests including Queen Victoria. Since then, we’ve focussed on providing the best customer experience, working alongside some of the greatest, 007 included.

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