Llŷn Peninsula sea kayak guided trips and coaching weekends 2020
12th - 14th June : Meet at 9am Friday morning at Cae Clyd campsite Clynnog LL54 5EE
10th - 12th July (women only group) : Meet at 9am Friday morning at Cwt Tatws, Tudweiliog, LL53 8PD
11th - 13th September: Meet at 9am Friday morning at Cwt Tatws, Tudweiliog, LL53 8PD
Price £250 per person for 3 days, £180 for 2 days (price excludes accommodation, equipment hire, and food)
Cost includes all the sea kayak guiding and instruction for the duration of the weekend
10% discount for early bird bookings (pay £60 deposit at least 4 months in advance)
Sea kayak hire available, please contact us for details and prices
Open to paddlers over 18 years only
The Llŷn Peninsula (aka Lleyn Peninsula) coast is a designated Area of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It offers the sea kayaker a range of interesting coastlines to explore from steep rocky cliffs, off shore islands and beautiful beaches. With a choice of north or south coast and sections with and without tidal flow we can find areas to paddle in most weather conditions. Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) guards the western end of the peninsula, and it looks tantalisingly close, but with strong tidal currents we will need kind winds for us to venture over.
The cliffs and beaches provide habitats for a range of sea birds. In June there will be a plethora of nesting birds to see, including guillemots, shags, and kittiwakes. The rocky coastlines also provide excellent opportunities for rockpooling and foraging. We should see plenty of seals and possibly some cetaceans. There is a long tradition of human connection with the coast on the Llŷn Peninsula so nearly every beach and headland has a story. There are coastal historic monuments such as the iron age promontory fort at Porth Dinllaen, medieval castle at Criccieth and religious sites associated with the pilgrimage route to Ynys Enlli.
We will be based at the campsites identified as the meeting points above. You are welcome to join us camping there or stay in other accommodation nearby, please contact us if you would like more details. If you do not have your own sea kayak and/or transport for the weekend please notify us when booking.
The exact itinerary will be determined by the weather and the ability of the group. We can provide led trips, coaching or a mixture of both during the weekend. Ideally you will need to be able to paddle for a minimum of four hours each day. Please let us know your experience when you book to help us plan accordingly and to give you tips on preparation.
Outline plan - will be adapted in light of the groups' ability, sea conditions and weather
Day 0: Arrive Llŷn Peninsula if you do not live locally
Day 1: Meet at 9am to organise groups. Kayak all day. Evening:relax
Day 2: Meet a 9am to organise groups. Kayak all day. Evening:relax
Day 3: Meet a 9am to organise groups. Kayak most of the day, possibility of earlier finish if required. Depart or extend your stay.
N.B Extending your stay? Contact us if you would like extra days of guiding/coaching or for other guided nature walks / experiences.
Early booking is recommended.
To book please contact us by email or using the form on the contact page. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking, full payment is due 6 weeks in advance.
To be eligible for a discount the 25% deposit is required at least 4 months in advance of the first day of the weekend
Kayak and equipment hire is available - please contact us in advance to discuss your needs