Cost: £80 (per canoe)
Pack your camera, picnic and spare clothes and head out for a whole day exploring the river at your leisure. Choose to go through Hereford and see the city from a unique viewpoint or, head downstream from Lucksall or Tresseck and forget the urban world! Whichever you choose a fascinating day is guaranteed. The longer day trips will typically take between 6-8 hours and have a 9am start with three-quarter day trip starting at 11am. In the summer or when river levels are low, these can be quite challenging days! If you are unsure, please discuss with a member of our team before booking.
Lucksall to Ross-on-Wye - 18.5 miles
Our most rural day trip! A tranquil journey where it is common to go the complete day without hearing a single vehicle. From Lucksall you will meander behind the village of Fownhope and through the gentle rapid of Lee Brink. You now head out around a huge loop in the river taking you past the banked village of Ballingham and under the steep Caplor Woods. From here you head towards the faster water around Carey islands and the ruins of the former railway bridge.
You have the option of enjoying hot food from the camp site in Hoarwithy or enjoying a picnic on their private beach.
After lunch you will continue downstream skirting past the villages of Sellack with its pedestrian bridge and past How Caple, well known for its Court Gardens. You continue past the hamlet of Hole-in-the-Wall and then Foy pedestrian suspension bridge. Shortly afterwards the market town of Ross-on-Wye appears perched above the Wye.
On this trip you will see five demolished stone railway bridges which were only in use between the 1930’s & 1960’s providing vital trading links between the city of Hereford with Ross-on-Wye (along with a multitude of birdlife).
Three-quarter day trip (£70 per canoe)
Hoarwithy to Ross-on-Wye - 11.5 miles
If you prefer a less taxing day paddle, or just want more time to chill out on the bank to skim stones or picnic, this is the trip for you.
Launching at our base at Tresseck Campsite in the beautiful village of Hoarwithy, head downstream skirting past the village of Sellack, under its Victorian suspension bridge and on towards the pillars of the old railway bridge at Strangford. Before long How Caple, well known for its Court Gardens, will pass by as you head through the Inglestone Estate, respecting the fabled salmon pools and the fisherman who travel from far and wide in search of an elusive catch.
Continue through the fast water past the tranquil hamlet of Hole-in-the-Wall and pass underneath another elegant pedestrian suspension bridge at Foy. After a sweeping bend the sandstone pillars from the remnants of Backney Bridge mark the last stretch of the journey before your final destination, the picturesque market town of Ross-on-Wye, appears perched above the Wye.
Hereford to Hoarwithy - 17 miles
Starting right from the heart of the city you pass under the old bridge that dates back to the 12th century, enjoying unique views of the famous Cathedral and the Victorian pedestrian footbridge. Once through the city and the gentle rapids at Hampton Road rise, the site of the Woolhope Dome, a famous limestone outcrop, with its wooded slopes comes into view.
Passing the Bunch of Carrots at Hampton Bishop, a few miles further on you will notice the mouth of the River Lugg joining from your left. It is here that the Mordiford Dragon once came to water and feed.
Only a short distance around the corner is Holme Lacy Bridge and our canoe centre at Lucksall Park, where you could stop for a bite to eat in their Riverside Bar & Eatery.
From Lucksall you will meander behind the village of Fownhope to the gentle rapid of Lee Brink. You now head out around a huge loop in the river taking you past the banked village of Ballingham and under Caplor Woods. From here you head towards Carey islands and the ruins of the former railway bridge. Your destination is just after Hoarwithy bridge on the right hand bank where a gravel beach and steps mark the end of your journey.
Just 250 metres from the landing point is the New Harp Inn who serve great food and local ales.