• Plas y Brenin
  • 2 Days
  • 6 People to 1 instructor


  • Paddle
  • Beginner
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Welcome to our #ShePaddles event hosted by Plas y Brenin association with Canoe Wales, who have developed the ideal environment to introduce, encourage and support any female that wishes to participate in Paddlesport.

The weekend will be full of inspiring instructors, coaches, ambassadors, brands and people that fully support the movement to give you the best experience and create memories that will last a lifetime. The whole weekend will be a brilliant opportunity if you are considering taking up paddling, developing your skills or mixing with the professionals, so we aim to have something for everyone. There are a wide variety of experienced people on-hand and a range of different craft to try, so we know you'll finish on Sunday with a smile on your face and maybe even a new Paddlesport passion to pursue. The #ShePaddles Team aims to take you through many new and exciting skills you need to progress in safety, on the water as well as some great entertainment on land on the Saturday night.

More information on the #ShePaddles movement can be found on:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Can I book privately?

Yes. If you would like to book a private course then give us a call to discuss your needs.

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The Objectives

We want to give you the opportunity to fully embrace Paddlesports, in a safe, fun and encouraging environment that will fuel your passion to continue on your paddle career for many years to come!


* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.

There are 8 half day workshops for you to choose from

Safety and Rescue Workshop

Kayak Coaching Workshop

Canoe Coaching Workshop

Paddle-board Workshop

Navigation, Planning and Equipment Workshop

Children's paddle-sport Workshop

Introduction to paddle-sport Workshop

Freestyle Workshop

Plus: A live band on Saturday night and lots of suppliers and organisations there such as Peak, O'Shea, P&H, RNLI amongst many more.

Sunday full day journeys

Childrens Paddlesport Day

Kayaking Journey

Sea Kayaking Journey

White Water Kayaking Journey

Canoeing Journey

Stand Up Paddle Board Journey

Experience Required

No previous skills or experience are required as we have tailored workshops for women of all levels.

The Children's Paddlesport session is for young people from the age of 8 to 18, although children over age of 16 if physically capable can accompany their parent or guardian in one of the other workshops (please notify us of this on your booking form).

Why Choose Plas y Brenin?

Our instructors are some of the UK’s most experienced. We train other instructors and help to write the national syllabuses for NGB qualifications in mountaineering, paddlesports, cycling and climbing. Our goal is to teach you skills to last a lifetime, and at Plas y Brenin you know you are getting training from the best.

If your course is based at Plas y Brenin, the residential price includes one night accommodation inbetween. If you’re staying with us, we also provide delicious meals to keep you going as you learn, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.

When it comes to equipment, at Plas y Brenin we have a wide range of top-quality kit for you to use, all included in your course fee. This means if you’re just starting out, there’s no need to rush out and buy a load of expensive gear, and if you’re already pretty well kitted-out, it’s a great chance to try something new.

Your weekend pass includes: One night accommodation, entertainment and food. £175pp. 10% off for Canoe Wales members. You can now book instruction only (no food and accommodation included) for £110pp.

What do I need to bring?
Equipment List
How should I prepare?
Preparation guide

Available Course Dates

Start the booking process by selecting a course date, then adjust your details to suit your requirements.

Sorry, we don’t have any spaces available right now.

Please get in touch for more information about future availability.

This course will help you become

more confident, fill you with inspiration for the world of PaddleSport and highlight the exciting possibilities of life on the water!

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