The Wye River valley is bursting with life and vitality, its beauty unspoiled and waters clean and clear. Three days meandering gently downstream gives you the opportunity to sink into the exquisite scenery and rhythm of the river. The River Wye and surrounding area are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This trip has a real expedition feel to it, and you will come away feeling like you have had an adventure. We begin at Hay-on-Wye, just north of the Black Mountains, where we'll meet and load the canoes with everything we need for our journey on the river. We travel several miles each day through changing scenery; flat stretches interspersed with small rapids (nothing too scary!). Camping by the river under the stars, cooking on the fire...., the pace is relaxed, and there is plenty of time to swim, play, and rest...
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Day 1Meet in Hay-on-Wye at 12 midday Sort kit. Bank-side tuition and safety briefing - Set off about 1pm. Paddle down the river to campsite 7 miles downriver, stopping for riverside picnic lunch. All canoeing skills will be taught. Camp at Locksters Pool - basic wild camp. Campfire dinner.
Day 2After cooked breakfast set off 10am ish and canoe 12 miles to Byecross farm, stopping on route for breaks. This section of the river is particularly scenic and a real sense of being 'away from it all' Arrive at Byecrtoss 5pm ish. There are showers and proper loos here! Campfire dinner.
Day 3After breakfast pack up and set off for our final destination - Hereford where our journey ends about 4pm. This section of the river starts with the challenging rapid of Monnington Falls!
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