Introduction to White Water Kayaking – 2 Day

Embark on a thrilling 2-day white water kayaking course in Snowdonia. Learn essential skills from expert coaches and explore beautiful local venues. Gain an understanding on how to paddle moving water safely and with confidence.

Plas y Brenin

2 Days

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Plas y Brenin


2 Days

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Experience the adrenaline of white water kayaking on this 2-day introductory course on some of the UK’s best rivers. On day one, you’ll learn the foundation skills and get familiar with the clothing and equipment. Your highly experienced coaches will guide you through every step, ensuring you build confidence and boat-handling skills.

Day two takes you to stunning local venues in Eryri (Snowdonia), where you’ll continue to develop your new skills. You’ll explore everything Snowdonia has to offer as you gain practical experience out on the water. By the end of this hands-on course, you’ll feel ready to tackle white water on your own, fully equipped with the knowledge and confidence you need.

The Objectives 

  • You’ll spend two days out on the water learning practically.
  • You will have the benefit of learning from expert coaches who have years’ experience on white water across the world and the highest coaching certification.
  • Our aim by the end of the course is that you feel confident on white water, reading rivers, and getting out there yourself.

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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

You should already be a confident flat water paddler with the ability to manoeuvre your craft with ease, and be able to perform a confident and controlled capsize.

How Should I Prepare?

You’ll need to be fit enough to enjoy two days of activity and have kayaked previously.

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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.

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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.