Discover Kayaking

Embark on a two-day kayaking adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdonia, Wales. This thrilling experience offers foundational skills, enabling you to pursue kayaking with confidence and enthusiasm.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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On this course our aim is to share our passion for kayaking and provide you with the foundational skills necessary for a lifetime of exploration in kayaking.  

 Whether in our rolling pool, lake, or stunning local venues in Eryri (Snowdonia), this course will focus on building your understanding, confidence, and boat-handling abilities, setting you on the path for further adventures in this exciting sport. 

The Objectives 

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Gained essential skills for a strong start in kayaking.
  • Developed the confidence to explore and enjoy kayaking independently.
  • Experienced the stunning natural beauty of Snowdonia.
  • Formed the foundation needed to progress confidently in your new sport.

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What to Expect

Day 1: Building Foundations

  • Morning: Introduction to kayaking, including rolling pool training.
  • Afternoon: Practical experience on our lake and hands-on training with our extensive fleet of kayaks.

Day 2: Exploring Eryri

  • Morning: Further skills-building and exploration of local venues in Eryri.
  • Afternoon: Guided exploration of Snowdonia, confidence-building, and enjoyment of all that this region has to offer.

Whether you are completely new to kayaking or looking to refine your skills, this weekend course offers a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to this engaging sport. Join us for an unforgettable adventure and take home skills that will last a lifetime.

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 kayaking 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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Expert Tuition

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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Explore Eryri

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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Develop a Passion

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.