10th-11th August 2022 Canoe Trip on the River Wye

Nuneaton Hill Walking and Mountaineering Club

There were six of us on the trip and we all arrived at the Canoe hire centre at Symonds Yat for our safety briefing and to be fitted with our paddles and buoyancy aids before being transported to Hoarwithy where our canoes awaited us. This was a two day trip, Day 1 Hoarwithy to Ross on Wye ( 12 miles) and Day 2 Ross on Wye to Symonds Yat (14 miles).

Because of the hot weather the river was a bit low in places but passed through some beautiful scenery . There was no where to purchase food or drink on day 1 so we were advised to take a packed lunch which we ate on one of the many shingle beaches, before continuing to Ross on Wye Rowing Club where we had booked camping for the night. A much needed drink and meal in Ross on Wye was a lovely end to day 1.

Up early and on the river by 9 am to continue our trip. There was a café and Pub on this section where we stopped for lunch and some of us took a cooling dip in the river. Being the only launching site on this stretch it was very busy, as was the river from here to Symonds Yat. On reaching Symonds Yat we were met by the Hire Company and transported back to our cars.

The Wye valley is very picturesque and there are ducks, kingfishers and other wild life to look out for on the way.  A very enjoyable trip.

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