Discover Canoeing for Women

This women-only weekend canoeing course in Snowdonia covers everything from equipment choice to basic rescue skills. Participants will learn both solo and tandem paddling, guided by experienced instructors, leaving with the confidence and skills to continue in the sport.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio1:6


Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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This women-only canoeing course is designed to provide an engaging introduction to the sport. Participants will learn about the appropriate clothing, equipment, basic rescue skills, and gain hands-on paddling experience. The course progresses from foundation strokes to more advanced techniques, allowing attendees to handle an open boat both solo and as part of a tandem team.

By the end of the weekend, participants will possess all the foundation skills needed to continue confidently in canoeing.

The Objectives 

You’ll be able to handle an open boat competently as part of a tandem team, showing the techniques and navigation skills to facilitate a safe journey.

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What to Expect

What to Expect On day one, you’ll have a course introduction and outline, we’ll issue your equipment then get straight into learning the foundation strokes. In the evening you’ll learn more about equipment for the paddler or develop further skills as appropriate. On day two, you’ll have more coaching during a short journey, both solo and tandem. We finish with a course debrief and equipment return.

Experience Required

You should be water-confident and able to swim.

How Should I Prepare?

You need to be fit enough to enjoy two full days of activity. You don’t need to do any other specific preparation, just bring your desire to learn some skills and how to enjoy open-boating safely.

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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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You’ll receive expert supervision from fully qualified and psyched instructors, creating the perfect environment to learn and enjoy something new!

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Your experience will take place in the heart of the extraordinary Eryri National Park. Our National Outdoor Centre features accommodation, a bar, dining, and more. And while you’re here, why not check out some local gems?

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Everyone at Plas y Brenin, from staff to visitors, is excited about adventures and inspired to get outside. Our guests return year after year to experience all that North Wales offers.