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Hereford to Ross-on-Wye (Multi-Day Trip)

Launch Point Landing Point Distance Duration
Day 1 Hereford Holme Lacey 9 miles 1/2 day
Holme Lacey Hoarwithy 9 miles 1/2 day
Day 2 Hoarwithy Ross-on-Wye 12 miles 1 day
Total 30 miles 2 days

* Any times and distances quoted are approximate figures only.


On the paddle down look out for:

  • 1. Hereford Cathedral on your left as you go through the city.
  • 2. River Lugg joining the Wye about 4 miles out of the city.
  • 3. The Wye Invader a Dutch Barge that was brought down the river and beached in order to become a floating restaurant. This never actually happened, hence the discarded boat has been left where it was beached.
  • 4. The lovely St Maughans formation of red sandstone cliffs that you go through just above Holme Lacey. The village itself sits at the top of the second cliff.

There are no pubs on the river between Hereford and Hoarwithy, but a good stopping point is the Lucksall campsite where they do have a shop. This is just below the Holme Lacy bridge on the left hand side and again depending on your pace you may decide to stop here overnight. It is about a 9 mile paddle from Hereford to here.


There are two campsites in the Hoarwithy area, Lower Ruxton Farm (Howle Caple) and Tresseck Farm, and the New Harp Inn country pub in Hoarwithy village if you wanted to stop for lunch.

On the paddle down look out for:

  • 1. The Sellack suspension footbridge is the first bridge you pass under on your way down river from Hoarwithy.
  • 2. There are two demolished railway bridges which are the remains of the old Hereford to Gloucester Railway Line demolished in the 1960’s under the Beeching Act.


The landing point for Ross-on-Wye is past the Rowing Club on the left hand side in front of the Riverside Inn. The Riverside Inn is the closest pub to the landing point but a little further back is The Hope and Anchor. Further down river under the main bridge is The White Lion.

Please Note – This trip will involve transport fees to transport the boats to drop off at the launch point and collection from landing site.


Based At (Meeting Point B): Riverside, Behind Paddocks Hotel, Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BL
Registered Office & Contact Address:
Hillcrest, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BN
Phone: 01600 890027
Mobile: 07789 895082

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