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Beginners Canoeing Course North Wales

Beginners Canoeing Course North Wales

A quiet camp spot on the edge of a stunning Scottish loch, a fishing trip with a difference, a new family friendly activity… All of these things and more are within your reach if you learn how to canoe. Canoeing is such a versatile sport, whether you want to learn in order or get closer to nature or try your hand at white water, it has something to offer everyone. We offer our beginners canoeing course in either a 2 or 5 day option.

What is covered during the beginners canoeing course?

Our canoeing course in Llanberis, North Wales covers a large range of skills and techniques to improve your canoeing, however we do tailor the course to the groups individual needs therefore the course content is not set in stone . Examples of aspects covered are:

2 day beginners canoeing course:

• Canoe strokes
• Safety principles including rescues
• Equipment choice
• Packing a canoe for a journey
• Journeying aspects
• White water technique (if applicable)

We will begin on a lake such as Llyn Padarn in Llanberis in order to practice skills and then test out those skills on a journey the following day. Locations are weather dependent but we often use the Menai Strait and the river Conwy.

5 day beginners canoeing course:

As well as covering the skills above in more detail we will look at the following:

• Using guidebooks and understanding access issues in order to plan journeys
• In depth rescue practise
• Safety issues specific to rivers
• More advanced canoe control
• Camping from a canoe
• Traditional techniques such as tracking and lining and poling (these are methods used to bypass rapids that are too difficult to paddle or to travel against the flow of a river)

By the end of our 5 day beginners canoeing course our aim is for you to be well on your way to being able to look after yourself and others as part of a group on the water.


Our dates are flexible, please contact Freedom-Outdoors to discuss your preferred dates for our Beginners Canoeing Course.

Is this the right canoe course for me?

• A reasonable level fitness.
• Water confidence is beneficial but not essential.

Course Price

£145: 2 day course
£340: 5 day course

If you would prefer the flexibility of booking a private course daily rates per person are as follows:
1 person: £160/day
2 people: £85/day
3 people +: £60/day

Please contact Freedom Outdoors for more information on our Beginners Canoeing Course North Wales, or to discuss your requirements and make a booking.

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