Fun on the river is one of the most enjoyable aspects of a holiday in Ross-on-Wye or of staying for a short break or long weekend. Meandering down the river by canoe, on your own or with a group, and watching the world drift by at a pace our forefathers would have recognised, with time to really see the river and the countryside around it, is one of the real pleasures in life.
There are canoe hire companies all along the river, including one in Ross-on-Wye itself and there is a launch area close to the Hope & Anchor pub on Wye Street.
But there is more to canoe hire than meets the eye. For the more adventurous, some of these companies offer mountain and trail bike hire in combination with canoeing or paddling and some even offer bushcraft and ‘back to nature’ experiences.
The River Wye Canoe Hire
Wyedean Canoe Hire
Hillcrest, Symonds Yat, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 6BN Tel: 01600 890027 Mobile: 07789 895082 www.wyecanoes.com
Canoe The Wye
Paddocks Hotel, Symonds Yat West, HR9 6BL. Tel: 01600 891100 www.canoethewye.co.uk
Annual Dragon race at Ross-on-Wye rowing club