We are specialists in multi day canoe hire on the river wye

Cost: £40 - per person per day

multi day River Wye canoe hire - a trip like no other!

My first experience of canoeing was spending most summers from the age of 8 assisting (or hindering) my uncle Pete run his summer canoe trip business on the Wye. We would spend 3-6 weeks most summers, canoeing down from Glasbury to Mordiford (approx 40miles) over 5 great days. Each day would consist of a morning dip, “hearty” breakfast, breaking camp, 4-5hrs of brilliant fun on the river, pitching camp,  an evening meal cooked over the stove or fire and then a song or two around a camp fire (or a visit to the pub in the later years)! Just great.

I think it was these memories which motivated me to take the business over from my uncle 8 years ago.

Most groups returned back year after year with the same folk, some of which are still returning 25 years later with their kids.

With our wealth of experience, knowledge of the area and good relationship with landowners we can help you plan a great multi day canoe trip down the Wye. You can choose how rough or smooth you want your accommodation to be and how many miles you want to cover and we’ll come up with an itinerary to match your wishes.  .  Please note that free camping is not allowed along the river Wye, but there are plenty of great, legitimate campsites, B&B's etc along the route.

With the exception of trips starting in Hay our prices are all inclusive: Trip planning advice, transport, canoes, paddles, buoyancy aids and dry storage expedition barrels. The only additional costs are your accommodation and food (and if starting in Hay there's a £30 surcharge).

We ask you to meet us at our operating base at Tresseck Campsite in Hoarwithy, where you can park your car securely for the duration of your trip (parking is £3 per day, payable to the site)

2 Day Trip – Hereford to Ross-on-Wye (28 miles)

Hereford bridge & cathedral

The perfect introductory trip

This is our most popular multi day canoe trip that we operate all season (weather permitting)

A brilliant trip starting in the heart of Hereford, with a full-day canoe through the scenic and peaceful Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty, a convenient overnight stay back at our Tresseck Campsite base in the lovely village of Hoarwithy, followed by a leisurely second day's paddle to Ross-on-Wye

Day One

You meet us at our operating base at Tresseck Campsite in Hoarwithy where we'll kit you out, brief you and then transport your launch point right in the heart of the historic Hereford city. After a few minutes familiarisation 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 before heading out around a huge loop in the river taking you past the banked village of Ballingham and under the stunning steep Caplor Woods.

From here you'll take on the rapids past Carey islands and pass under the ruins of the former railway bridge. Not long after you'll find your overnight destination, Tresseck Campsite, just after Hoarwithy bridge on the right hand bank where a gravel beach and steps mark the end of your first day.

Reunited with your car and overnight gear you can pitch camp and either enjoy the onsite catering, cook your own dinner around an open fire or head off to the pub 500m away.

Day Two

After a cooked breakfast, pack up your tent and set off the campsite beach heading downstream for a leisurely day two. Leaving the village of Hoarwithy you skirt past Sellack common, under the 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 past the rapids by the tranquil hamlet of Hole-in-the-Wall and pass underneath another elegant pedestrian suspension bridge at Foy. If you're lucky as you reach the large sweeping meander you'll witness the magical experience of feeding sand martins as they soar and swoop all around you. After the bend the sandstone pillars from the remnants of Backney Bridge mark the last stretch of the journey before your journey's end, the picturesque market town of Ross-on-Wye, appears perched above the Wye.

We'll collect and return you and your kit to Tresseck where your adventure began.

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2 Days – Hoarwithy to Monmouth (31 miles)

A serious multi day paddle 

Day 1 – Hoarwithy to Ross-on-Wye - 11 mile
 Overnight stay in Ross-on-Wye at the Ross Rowing Club (camping) or the White Lion Inn (camping or B&B)
Day 2 – Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth 20 miles
 The second day is a long paddle taking in the busier but beautiful Symonds Yat area including the gorge and grade 2 rapids  (must have prior experience)

3 Days – Hereford to Ross-on-Wye (28 miles)

A more leisurely trip 

Day 1 – Hereford to Lucksall – 8.5 miles
Camp overnight at Lucksall campsite  
Day 2 – Lucksall to Hoarwithy – 8.5 miles
 Camp overnight at the peaceful Tresseck campsite
Day 3 – Hoarwithy to Ross-on-Wye 11 miles

3.5 Days – Hay-on Wye to Hoarwithy (45miles)

Take on the top of the Wye

Meet us at lunchtime for transport up to Hay
Day 1 – Hay-on-Wye to Whitney – 5.5miles
Camp overnight at The Pound
Day 2 – Whitney to Preston-on-Wye – 11.5miles
Camp overnight at Byecross Farm campsite 
Day 3 – Preston-on-Wye to Lucksall Park– 19.5miles
Camp overnight at Lucksall Park
Day 4 – Lucksall Park to Hoarwithy– 8.5miles
Finish at Tresseck Campsite

4 Days – Hay-on Wye to Monmouth (77miles)

The full Monty for those that really want to stretch themselves

Meet us at 08:20 for an early start
Day 1 – Hay-on-Wye to Preston-on-Wye – 17miles
Camp overnight at Byecross Farm campsite 
Day 2 – Preston-on-Wye to  Lucksall Park – 20miles
Camp overnight at Lucksall campsite 
Day 3 – Lucksall Park to Ross-on- Wye – 20miles
Camp overnight at Ross Rowing Club campsite 
Day 4 – Ross-on- Wye to Monmouth – 20miles
Finish at Monmouth Rowing Club

New for 2024 – upgrade to an expedition canoe

New for 2024 - upgrade to an expedition canoe

Following great feedback from a number of our multi-day paddlers last year, we have introduced expedition grade canoes into our fleet, kitted out for maximum comfort on your multi day River Wye trip .

Instead of a bare canoe with plastic tank seats we can offer the option to upgrade to a fully laced boat with buoyancy blocks, comfortable lattice seats, lashing loops with carabiners and GPS trackers.  And for dry storage there's the option of dry bags as well as the existing range of 120l, 60l, 45l and 30l barrels.

Ask for details when booking

Unless you're after our popular 2 day trip give us a call first or use the Contact Form so that we can discuss the various options and plan a trip to suit you (eg longer or shorter days paddling, shorter first and last days to fit with travel to and from the Wye Valley, camping or B&B's, etc)

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