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Intromediate Sea Kayaking

5 Days
6:1

This five day course with our highly qualified instructors will help you be confident in your skills to help you on your journey, helping you hone in on your technique and skills on some of UK’s best coastal waters.

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Intromediate White Water Kayaking

5 Days
1:6

Join this five-day white water kayaking course focused on developing the core white water skills required to improve your confidence on grade 2 and 3 rivers. With expert guidance, you'll refine existing techniques and explore advanced methods, leaving with a renewed passion for paddling.

Experience required
Be able to perform a flat water roll

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Intromediate Canoeing

5 Days
6:1

Join this five-day canoe course focused on developing the core paddling skills required to improve your confidence on grade II rivers and on open water in windy conditions. With expert guidance, you'll refine existing techniques and explore advanced methods, leaving with a renewed passion for paddling.

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Sea Kayaking Improver

5 Days
4:1

Improve your kayak handling and rough water skills with a week-long course that takes you to some of the UK's finest coastal destinations. With an emphasis on building foundation skills and challenging yourself in diverse environments, this course promises a comprehensive and rewarding experience for passionate paddlers.

Some experience required
Enhance your skills

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White Water Kayaking Improver

5 Days
4:1

This course is for the paddler who is confident in the grade 2 environment and wanting to progress into more challenging environments. The week gives you the experience and skills you need to refine technique, improve tactical decision making and improve confidence in the grade 3 environment.

Some experience required
Enhance your skills

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Canoeing Improver

5 Days
4:1

This course is for the competent grade 2 paddler who is looking to progress into more challenging environments. The week gives you the experience and skills you need to refine technique, improve tactical decision making and improve confidence in the grade 3 environment and on open water in strong winds looking at trim, solo sailing and trad skills.

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Advanced White Water Kayaking – 2 Day

2 Days
1:4

Join us for a two-day advanced white water kayaking course in Snowdonia, designed to elevate your intermediate or advanced skills. Expert coaching and tailored riverside experiences will leave you ready to tackle even more challenging waters. This course is designed for those wanting to paddle grade 4 safely.

Experience required
Enhance your abilities

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Advanced White Water Kayaking – 5 day

5 Days
1:4

North Wales has some of the best advanced whitewater rivers in the UK with Plas y Brenin being perfectly placed to experience the whitewater on offer! This five-day program led by top coaches is designed for experienced paddlers looking to elevate their skills on advanced rivers. Engage in tailored, hands-on practice on grade 3-4(5) rivers and watch your paddling skills and techniques advance by leaps and bounds.

Experience required
Enhance your abilities

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Advanced Canoeing

5 Days
1:4

Our advanced canoe week is aimed at giving you tactical and technical coaching and building your confidence in a grade three whitewater environment and on open water in strong winds. We’ll be looking at a range of skills to be effective in an advanced environment, expect dynamic whitewater paddling, solo sailing, tracking, lining and portaging.

Experience required
Enhance your skills

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Play the River

5 Days
5:1

Take your kayaking to the next level with this two-day course focused on slicey kayaks. Learn techniques from white water basics to advanced skills like getting vertical and cartwheeling. Whether you're showing off to your friends or learning to handle challenging situations, this course offers both excitement and valuable skills.

Technical skills required
Plenty fun to have

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Tide Race and Overfalls

2 Days
1:4

A comprehensive 2-day course looking at the skills needed to play at sea in rough water, be it in tidal races, swell or surf.

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Rolling Reconstruction

2 Days
6:1

In this two-day course, you'll work closely with experienced coaches to regain or refine your kayak roll. Through personalised assessment and coaching, we'll help you achieve a confident and reliable roll, utilising various venues tailored to your skill level. By the end, you'll have the tools and techniques to continue improving on your own.

Technical skills required
Great skills to learn

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The Bombproof Roll

5 Days
6:1

Join this five-day course to transform your rolling skills from flat water to moving water. With hands-on coaching, including indoor pool sessions and river practice, you'll leave with full confidence in your roll and enhanced white water skills. A targeted experience to make you a master of your craft!

You need to have a reliable pool roll already
Great skills to learn

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British Canoeing Sea Kayak Award

5 Days
6:1

Welcome to your sea kayaking adventure in North Wales! Join us to further your sea kayaking journey using British Canoeing's Sea Kayaker award as your guide.

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British Canoeing White Water Award

5 Days
6:1

Embark on a week-long white water paddling course in North Wales to develop your skills, judgment, and decision-making for rivers up to grade 2. Assessment included.

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British Canoeing Canoe Award

5 Days
6:1

Explore the scenic waterways of North Wales while honing your canoeing skills with our expert coaches. This course is aligned with British Canoeing's 'Canoe Award' and focuses on skill development, decision-making, and safe journeying.

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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.

Accomodation

The Main House

Mix of single and twin bedrooms

Moelwyn Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with kitchen area

Bryn Engan

Farmhouse with bedrooms and flexible spaces

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Bar & Restaurant

The perfect place to relax after a day’s adventuring, our bar boasts the most amazing view as it looks down Llynnau Mymbyr to the Snowdon Horseshoe. Our extensive range of locally brewed beers, wines and spirits offers plenty of choices for refreshment. Our bar menu is packed with tasty high-energy dishes.

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Mon - Sat 12PM - 11:30PM
  • Sun 12PM - 10:30PM

Help Fund a Child Outdoors

Our aim is to give every inner-city child the opportunity to be inspired and motivated by the rugged outdoors and the challenges mountain environments have to offer. With your help, we aim to enable up to 360 kids to attend one of our courses in 2023.

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