Introduction To Kayaking

Explore kayaking with a five-day session in Snowdonia. Learn essential techniques, build confidence, and enjoy whitewater and sea kayaking adventures guided by professional instructors. A rewarding introduction to kayaking awaits!

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

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Plas y Brenin


5 Days

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Join us for a five-day kayaking session in the breathtaking landscape of Eryri (Snowdonia). Whether you’re new to the sport or looking to further develop your skills, our professional instructors are here to guide you. 

 On the first day, we’ll focus on developing a solid paddling technique and building your confidence, utilising our local lake, river, and heated indoor pool. 

 As the week progresses, we’ll explore the spectacular coastline and rivers of North Wales. You’ll learn everything from basic kayaking manoeuvres to techniques for whitewater and sea kayaking. Safety principles are our priority, and by the end of the session, you’ll leave with newfound skills and confidence in the water. It’s a rewarding experience designed to elevate your abilities and enjoyment of kayaking. 

The Objectives 

The course aims to develop good paddling technique and confidence in the water, including learning the following:

  • Basic kayaking manoeuvres
  • Capsize drill
  • Rescue techniques
  • White water techniques
  • Sea kayaking techniques
  • Journeying on sea, rivers, and white water
  • Safety principles of kayaking

These skills offer a comprehensive introduction to kayaking, providing participants with a strong foundation to explore various water environments.

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What to Expect

On the first day you’ll concentrate on developing good paddling technique and water confidence, using the local lake, river and our heated indoor pool. We’ll then explore the spectacular coastline and rivers of North Wales, as we develop your paddling skills and confidence even further.

Experience Required

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.

How Should I Prepare?

You don’t need to do any preparation in advance, but you should be fit enough for five days of 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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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.