White Water Kayak Improver

This week-long course is for 12-17-year-olds who are confident in the grade 2 environment and want to progress into more challenging environments. The week gives you the experience and skills needed to refine technique, improve tactical decision-making, and improve confidence in the grade 3 environment.

Plas y Brenin

5 Days

Instructor Ratio1:4


Plas y Brenin


5 Days

Instructor Ratio


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Join one of our friendly and professional coaches for a five-day program designed to hone your paddling technique and take your skills to new heights. Ideal for competent grade 2 paddlers with some experience of grade 3, this program promises an exhilarating and skill-enhancing experience.

Throughout the week, you’ll explore rivers of grades 2-3, and expect time on the Dee and possibly Tryweryn. As the week progresses, you’ll enjoy fantastic paddling and feel your skill level soar, resulting in a significant improvement in your confidence and white-water techniques


You’ll have built on your foundation skills in more challenging river types such as bigger volume, tight and technical and drops.

What to Expect

You’ll spend each day at a suitable local venue working to progress your skills to reach your desired level of performance. On day one, you’ll revisit your foundation skills before progressing to a range of river types, including bigger volumes, tight and technical, and drops.

Experience Required

Competent Grade II paddler with some experience of Grade III. A reliable flat water roll.

How To Prepare

You should have paddled in grade II and III white water recently.

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