Canoe the Wye

Canoe the Wye
The Paddocks Hotel Grounds
Symonds Yat West
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From Ross on Wye, your canoeing adventure will take you South down the Wye Valley. Twisting and turning through the countryside with Pencraig Court on your right hand side at the top of the rolling meadows. Goodrich Castle will be in front of you for a period of time sited high on a hill overlooking the Wye Valley. Not many people see the castle from this side and seeing the dark silhouette along the cliff-line really makes you appreciate the history of the castle and its dungeons.

You and your canoe will then pass beneath Kerne Bridge. You need to be switched on for this short section of small rapids, not the time for spotting kingfishers. Once you have made your way around a long sweeping left hand bend the landing point is a few hundred meters on the left hand side. Stopping at this launch point during the peak season can be difficult due to the high demand, but the Inn on The Wye is well worth the stop for a pub lunch.

When the river starts to turn west you will come through a beautiful valley.  You will find Ship Rock high above your left shoulder. The cliffs that run along the skyline are Coldwell Rocks, home to the Peregrine Falcon. The end of the line of cliffs is marked by Symonds Yat Rock.

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Self guided canoe hire is available April to September 7 days a week.
  • Welcomes

    • Dogs welcome
    • Accepts groups
    • Corporate hospitality
  • Special Features

    • Historical Interest
    • Rural location
  • Parking

    • Private parking
Canoe the Wye

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The Paddocks Hotel Grounds
Symonds Yat West