Llŷn Peninsula sea kayak guided trips and coaching 2021

Intermediate kayaking weekends: 

 

  • May 22nd - 23rd : meeting point to be confirmed

  • June 12th  - 13th : starts 9am Saturday Llwyn Ffynnon campsite, LL53 6UY

  • July 10th - 11th : starts 9am Saturday Llwyn Ffynnon campsite, LL53 6UY

  • September 18th-19th : starts 9am Saturday Llwyn Ffynnon campsite, LL53 6UY

Price £190 for 2 days

Cost includes all the sea kayak guiding and instruction for the duration but excludes accommodation, equipment hire, and food

£10 discount for weekend early bird bookings (pay in full 2 months in advance)

The exact itinerary is weather dependent but we aim to undertake some of the classic great trips available to us on the Peninsula which could include the Tudwal Islands and stunning cliffs near Trefor, Aberdaron or Porthor

I will be joined by experienced local sea kayaker and leader Steve Mattock 

Intermediate kayaking week

  • June 7th - 11th : starts 9am Monday Llwyn Ffynnon campsite, LL53 6UY 

 

Price £475 for 5 days

Cost includes all the sea kayak guiding and instruction for the duration but excludes accommodation, equipment hire, and food

The exact itinerary is weather dependent but we aim to undertake some of the classic great trips available to us on the Peninsula which could include the Tudwal Islands and stunning cliffs near Trefor, Aberdaron or Porthor. We can deliver a mixture of guided trips and some coaching depending on the interest of the group.

I will be joined by Alice McInnes 'Sea Kayak Alice' based in Edinburgh

July 14th- 18th  : Wednesday - Sunday LL53 6UY 

Further Information

 

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 campsite identified as the meeting point above. You are welcome to join us camping there or stay in other accommodation nearby, please contact us if before you book as we may be able t get you a discount. If you do not have your own sea kayak and/or transport 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 five hours each day. Please let us know your experience when you book to help us plan accordingly and to give you tips on preparation. Suitable for participants over 18 years only. 

Kayaking Bardsey Island
Sea Kayaking Trefor.jpg
Sea Kayaking Enlli
Sea Kayaking Lleyn Peninsula.jpg
Near Aberdaron.jpg

Booking Information

  • Early booking is recommended.

  • To book please contact us by email or the contact page and complete the booking form. 

  • A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking, full payment is due 6 weeks in advance.

  • To be eligible for a discount payment in full is required at least 2 months in advance 

  • Kayak and equipment hire is available - please contact us in advance to discuss your needs

Outline weekend 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 most of the day, possibility of earlier finish if required. Depart or extend your stay.

Outline week 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 at 9am to organise groups. Kayak all day. Evening:relax

Day 4: Meet a 9am to organise groups. Kayak all day. Evening:relax 

Day 5: 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.

morning light on Criccieth castle and Pe