River Activities

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

Unit 6A Martins Grove Business Park, Symonds Yat West, HR9 6BJ Symonds Yat Herefordshire Tel: 01600 890470 Mobile: 07525 377437 www.riverwyecanoehire.com mark@riverwyecanoehire.com

Large party prepares to set off at the Ross launch close up

Wyedean Canoe Hire

Wyedean Canoe Centre, Symonds Yat East, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 6JL info@wyedean.co.uk www.wyedean.co.uk

Wye Canoes

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