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River Wye Canoe & Kayak Hire, Trip Details

Experience This Fantastic River for Yourselves!

River Wye Canoe Hire & Wye Valley Canoe Trips

It’s not only Wye Canoes who think The River Wye is fantastic, it was recently voted as the public’s favourite river.

Wye Canoes is based in beautiful Symonds Yat West, so we are in the perfect location to take advantage of this amazing river and area.

Organising your River Wye Canoe Trip could not be easier, if you are new to canoeing or unsure about any aspects of your trip just call us on 01600 890027 or drop us an email, we are an outdoor adventure experience company in the Wye Valley that is available 7 days a week 364 days a year.

We have a large fleet of modern stable canoes and some awesome kayaks.

How it works – Choosing the trip that’s right for you.

  • Firstly it’s a good idea to decide how far you and how long you want to paddle.
  • A half day canoe trip would take about 2.5 hours. A full day canoe trip would be approximately 4 to 6 or more hours depending on the length of the trip and pace you are paddling.
  • At a average pace you should be covering around 2.5 miles an hour, and most people find that around 10 to 14 miles in a day is plenty if you haven’t paddled before.
  • A longer day would be around 18 to 20 miles but some customers who want a real challenge can cover up to 30 miles in a day,
  • For details on distances and places to stop for multi-day trips see our river map
  • For advice on distances for your group please don’t hesitate to contact us.

You can choose any trip from a half day, full day or multi-day trip and paddle anything up to 100 miles of this stunning river, from Glasbury to Cheptow, including Hay, Hereford, Hoarwithy, Ross, Kerne Bridge at Goodrich, Symonds Yat, Monmouth, Redbrook or Brockweir near Tintern.

After deciding which trip you fancy we take a deposit to reserve your boats and that’s all until your Wye Valley adventure begins.

On the day of your trip, you meet us at Ye Old Ferrie Inn on the banks of the Wye where we have plenty of parking. We provide you with dry barrels and bags for your belongings and then transport you to your launch site to start your Wye Valley adventure, then at the end of your trip, if you are not finishing in Symonds Yat we meet you at your place of choosing and bring you back to Symonds Yat and your car.

Launch Point Landing Point Distance* Duration
Kerne Bridge Symonds Yat 7.5 miles 1/2 day
Ross-on-Wye Symonds Yat 13 miles Full day
Kerne Bridge Monmouth/Redbrook 15.5/18.5 miles Full day
Ross-on-Wye Monmouth/Redbrook 24/30 miles 2 days
Hoarwithy Symonds Yat 25 miles 2 days
Hoarwithy Redbrook 33/36 miles 2 or 3 days
Hereford Ross 30 miles 2 or 3 days
Hereford Monmouth / Redbrook 54 / 60 miles 4 days
* Distance is an approximate figure only.

Meeting Times – Meeting times are given for the relevant trip you are doing and we generally aim to get you on the river about an 1hr to 1.5hrs after this time. This allows time to do paperwork, get you kitted out with all equipment, give you a full paddle and safety talk and then take you up to the launch to launch you on the river. We ask that you aim to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before to make sure that you are coming to the right place, and do not arrive late.

Please note that arriving late for your allocated meeting time can affect the schedule of trips and mean delays for others booked in for the rest of the day, so please arrive on time and take note of directions on how to find us.

If you arrive too late for your appointed meeting time – you may miss out on going altogether or not be able to go on the trip originally outlined for you as transport has to leave at particular times in order to be back for allocated trips later in the day.

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Challenge Paddles

Launch Point Landing Point Distance* Duration
Ross Redbrook 24 miles 1 day
Whitney Toll Bridge Redbrook 75 miles 3 days
Glasbury Chepstow 100 miles 4 days
* Distance is an approximate figure only.
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Based At (Meeting Point): Pay & Display Car Park, Symonds Yat West Leisure Park, Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6DA
Registered Office & Contact Address:
Hillcrest, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BN
Phone: 01600 890027
Mobile: 07789 895082
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