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Canoe Hire Season Starts..almost..

With March 1st coming around faster than expected that signals the start of the canoe hire season, but as with most years the actual start of the canoe hire season is dependant on environmental conditions; river height, water temp etc…and although the river level is back to normal we are still in a bit of a cold spell. Air temperature here in the Wye gorge is maxing out at about […]

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REC 2 Day First Aid Course

After a few requests for another First Aid Course at the begining of March we have decided to cancel the one on the 23/24 Feb and move everything onto the first weekend in March, so the final dates are the 3/4 March 2013, that is a Saturday and Sunday and accommodation is available for those who need it. The cost for the 16 hour course is only £100 plus £5 […]

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Snowy Times Here at Symonds Yat

What a great thing to wake up to; a few inches of snow. The forest and the gorge look great with a covering of the white stuff, only downside is the coaching session tomorrow looks like a no go, I don’t think the customers are going to make it.

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Wye Invader Still in Symonds Yat

The Wye Invader a 230 ton, 38m long dutch barge is still sat above the rapids here at Symonds Yat today on its journey back down the Wye. The barge built in the 1930′s was originally taken up the Wye in 1989 with the idea of being a floating restaurant at Hereford, unfortunately planning permission was never granted for the floating restaurant and it has more recently been on the […]

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Welsh Water Photoshoot

We had great fun yesterday acting as models for Welsh Water. They were looking for a canoe company that could model for them and provide local information and safety. We started the day on Bigsweir Bridge on the lower Wye and posed and pouted for the camera before moving onto Brockweir, the sun was shining and we didn’t see a drop of rain. Rae and Sian did a great job […]

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Massive River Levels

With river levels at 4.25m this morning at Ross and it continuing to rain the flooding can only get worse. The Ferrie Inn car park has again been claimed by water and the road to Symonds Yat West has gone. If river levels continue to rise then more businesses will suffer as flood water makes it way further across land. When will it stop raining? Lets hope for a drier […]

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REC First Aid Course

We are glad to announce the next dates for our Rescue Emergency Care First Aid Course will be Saturday February 22nd and Sunday 23rd 2013 based here at Symonds Yat. The course is a must for outdoor enthusiasts and a prerequesite for a number of outdoor instructor/leader courses such as; MBLA, paddlesport caoching awards etc;  infact our courses have been the popular choice of the Sports Governing Bodies including the […]

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Flood Alerts on the River Wye

Flood alerts have been issued by the Environmental Agency this morning for the river Wye. Ross levels are expected to peak tomorrow afternoon at over 3 metres, so watch for the debris coming down river if you are out paddling. Click here for more info. It’s also pretty much the last chance to get your Wye Canoes Christmas Vouchers in the post, although we will still be emailing out vouchers […]

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What a Fantastic December Day

We had such a great day out in the Wye Valley on Saturday, the weather was just stunning, blue skies, no wind and a fast moving river made for a great river trip from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat.  Following lunch at the Ferrie Inn we headed off into the forest for the orienteering challenge and everyone had an amazing time, congratulations to Nathan and Will for winning the orienteering […]

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A Beautiful Day Here in the Wye Valley

After some pretty harsh weather in recent days things are returning to normal here in the Wye Valley. River levels have dropped massively and we started the day here with a crisp frost and blue skies and it reminds us why it’s a great time of year to get out and about and explore the area. I came across this waterfall at Biblins while walking Max the dog this morning it […]

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