We're OPEN  -  update: 4th April 2021

We were delighted to welcome our first guests of 2021 on Wednesday 31st March, to warm and sunny conditions.

During April we are running a limited programme, focusing on shorter local trips and operating under the rule of 6 (or two households), with full precautions to minimise risk to customers and staff.  A fuller programme will resume from May 1st .

To book canoes you can CHECK LIVE AVAILABILITY AND BOOK ONLINE or get in touch by phone or the contact form .

(The two campsites that we operate from will welcome campers from Monday 12th April 2021).


Just imagine what it would be like: drifting down the river, with the prospect of a pub lunch along the way. You are with your family or friends, enjoying some of the country’s best countryside, and can’t decide whether to have the home made steak pie or cheddar ploughmans!

What our customers are saying

We canoed with Hereford Canoe Hire from Lucksall near Fownhope to Hoarwithy. It is a trip of about two and a half hours duration - just perfect. It was a gorgeous day and we saw so much wildlife on the river - including swans, herons, and even a couple of kingfishers. A really wonderful time

Elizabeth Wilde

About Hereford Canoe Hire

ltg-europe-2017-winnerWe occupy one of the quietest and safest stretches of the Wye and work hard to keep it that way, so our clients enjoy a safe and relaxing adventure.

This means that we choose not to deal with stag parties (sorry boys) and those who can spoil the enjoyment of other river users. Our stretch of the Wye is ideal for both the novice and family, or anyone who wants to be absorbed in this beautiful, quiet stretch of countryside. You can hire a canoe for any period from 2 hours to 5 days, so you paddle away at your own pace. We’re delighted to advise on routes and stopping places along the way where you can be fed and watered.

We provide a high level of service from the moment we meet and brief you, to the moment we pick you up. The team at Hereford Canoe Hire are enthusiasts about making a great day out for you. We’ve got great canoes and safety equipment and are keen for you to share our enjoyment of this wonderful river.

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