Paddlesports are an enjoyable way to get fit and have fun at the same time. Whether this is your first time participating in a watersports activity or you want to refresh your knowledge, these courses are perfect for you.

Choose from a range of course lengths, from half-days and weekends to 5-day courses, and you’ll be on your paddlesport journey in no time. We provide the equipment, so just turn up ready to learn!

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Discover Kayaking

2 Days
6:1

Embark on a two-day kayaking adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdonia, Wales. This thrilling experience offers foundational skills, enabling you to pursue kayaking with confidence and enthusiasm.

Great for beginners
Should be able to swim

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Introduction To Kayaking

5 Days
1:6

Explore kayaking with a five-day session in Snowdonia. Learn essential techniques, build confidence, and enjoy whitewater and sea kayaking adventures guided by professional instructors. A rewarding introduction to kayaking awaits!

No experienced required
Plenty to learn

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Discover Canoeing

2 Days
1:6

Join us for a two-day introduction to canoeing in the breathtaking landscape of Snowdonia. Discover the joy of this versatile craft and leave with a solid foundation for future canoeing adventures.

Should be able to swim
Great for beginners

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Introduction To Canoeing

5 Days
1:6

Explore the lakes and rivers of Snowdonia through a 5-day canoeing course. Discover the joy of this versatile craft and leave the week with a solid foundation for future canoeing adventures. We’ll look at both tandem and solo paddling, learn essential paddling techniques, and gradually take on more challenging conditions.

Should be able to swim
Great for beginners

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Discover Canoeing for Women

2 Days
6:1

This women-only weekend canoeing course in Snowdonia covers everything from equipment choice to basic rescue skills. Participants will learn both solo and tandem paddling, guided by experienced instructors, leaving with the confidence and skills to continue in the sport.

Great for beginners
Should be able to swim

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Discover Kayaking for Women

2 Days
6:1

This women's 2-day Discover Kayaking course in Snowdonia offers a complete introduction to kayaking. Participants learn foundational skills, practice in various settings, and explore beautiful local venues, leaving with the confidence and skills needed for ongoing enjoyment in the sport.

Great for beginners
Should be able to swim

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Discover Sea Kayaking

2 Days
6:1

This sea kayaking course in North Wales offers a guided introduction to the sport, set against the picturesque backdrop of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsular. With expert coaching, participants learn essential skills and gain confidence for safe and enjoyable sea kayaking adventures, all while exploring the stunning local coastlines.

Great for beginners
Should be able to swim

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking

5 Days
6:1

Explore sea kayaking on the beautiful coastlines of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsular with a five-day course. Perfect for beginners, it covers essential kayaking techniques, sea safety, and journey planning, all taught by expert instructors.

Great for beginners
Should be fit

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Introduction to White Water Kayaking – 2 Day

2 Days
6:1

Embark on a thrilling 2-day white water kayaking course in Snowdonia. Learn essential skills from expert coaches and explore beautiful local venues. Gain confidence and experience to navigate white water independently.

Some experience required
Some fitness required

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Introduction to White Water Kayaking – 5 Day

5 Days
1:6

Take your white water kayaking skills to the next level with this 5-day course in Snowdonia. Dive into advanced techniques and safety practices under expert guidance, and emerge with the confidence and knowledge to tackle thrilling river adventures.

Some experience required
Some fitness required

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Introduction to Rolling – Kayak

2 Days
1:6

This two-day rolling clinic is designed to help you build a safe and reliable roll from scratch. Benefit from personalised coaching, a range of learning environments, and expert guidance. We can’t guarantee you’ll leave with a roll but by the end of the course, you'll have a clear understanding of the parts of the roll and a clear plan and exercises that will achieve a strong, reliable roll.

Great skills to learn
Should be able to perform a confident capsize

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Introduction to Rolling – Sea Kayak

2 Days
1:6

This two-day rolling clinic is designed to help you build a safe and reliable roll from scratch. Benefit from personalised coaching, a range of learning environments, and expert guidance. We can’t guarantee you’ll leave with a roll but by the end of the course, you'll have a clear understanding of the parts of the roll and a clear plan and exercises that will achieve a strong, reliable roll.

Great skills to learn
Should be able to perform a confident capsize

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Introduction to White Water Canoeing

2 Days
1:6

In this two-day course designed for flat water paddlers, you'll learn to navigate the white water environment with skill and safety. With the guidance of experienced coaches, you'll develop specific white water techniques and safety strategies, allowing you to enjoy the thrill of white water canoeing with confidence.

Should be a confident paddler
Great skills to learn

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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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