Introduction to Rolling – Kayak

Enhance your enjoyment of kayaking with a dependable roll through this two-day clinic in Snowdonia. Benefit from personalized coaching, a range of learning environments, and expert guidance. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and confidence for a strong, reliable kayaking roll.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

Instructor Ratio6:1


Plas y Brenin


2 Days

Instructor Ratio


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If you’re looking to build a strong and dependable roll in kayaking, this two-day clinic offers personalized coaching to achieve just that. Taught by experts, the course uses a variety of environments like a heated indoor pool, lake, or local rivers, tailored to your skill level. Day one is dedicated to understanding and building confidence, while day two allows for further skill development in stunning local venues. Whether you’re troubleshooting weak points or looking to consolidate your roll, this course will guide you towards progress.

The Objectives 

  • We’ll use environments that reflect your skill level. This could be our heated indoor pool, lake or local rivers, to put in plenty of time on the water.
  • You’ll spend time on the course being individually coached to troubleshoot weak points on your way to a strong, dependable roll.
  • You’ll be advised on the next steps and progressions you can take towards consolidating your roll.

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What to Expect

On day one, you’ll spend time building your understanding, confidence and boat-handling skills. We’ll use places like our rolling pool and our lake to cover these essential skills. During your course, you’ll be using our extensive fleet of kayaks. Throughout day two, we’ll visit other stunning local venues to enjoy all that Eryri (Snowdonia) has to offer as you continue to build on your new skills.

Experience Required

Able to perform a confident capsize.

How Should I Prepare?

Rolling can be tiring, so being fit will help you get the most from the course. Flexibility is another key factor in success so increasing your flexibility and mobility well ahead of the course will help to ensure success.

What Kit Do I Need to Bring?

We will spend the vast majority of the time in our heated pool. It can be useful to have along a nose clip and googles to help improve comfort as you’ll be spending a lot of time underwater. Bring a swimming costume and long-john style wetsuit if you have one, although we have plenty to borrow free of charge in our well-equiped store. You may wish to bring along your own trusty paddle.

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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.