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canoe hire on the river wye?
Wye Valley Canoes, est. 1968, are specialists in canoe hire and kayak hire on the River Wye. We were one of the first companies to launch boats on the River Wye, and each year we help new generations of paddlers get away from it all for a couple of hours or a couple of days on one of the UK’s most-loved stretches of water.
Based in Glasbury, at the foot of the spectacular Black Mountains, we offer Half Day and Full Day canoe trips as well as tailor-made Multiple Day canoeing expeditions.
Whether you are a complete novice looking for a fun, family day out, or an experienced paddler looking to take on the full 100 miles of the River Wye, our experienced team will get you set up and on the water - and pick you up at the other end - so all you have to worry about is who’s in charge of steering the boat.
Select a Trip
Half Day – 5.5 miles
Discover the beauty of the River Wye on our popular half-day canoeing trip. Experience thrilling twists, gentle rapids, and enchanting wildlife as you paddle along. Our journey starts in picturesque village of Glasbury and ends in the renowned town of books, Hay-on-Wye. Prepare for a refreshing adventure that will leave you with lasting memories.
Full Day – 11 miles
Embark on a captivating full-day canoeing adventure along the majestic River Wye. Starting in scenic Glasbury, you’ll navigate through the famous town of books, Hay-on-Wye. Enjoy a delightful lunch break before continuing your journey into the English countryside, concluding at Whitney-on-Wye. Rest and rejuvenate at a charming riverside pub, as we arrange your comfortable return. Immerse yourself in nature, bask in the sun, and let us take care of the rest.
2 Day Trip – 23 miles
Commence on an unforgettable journey along the picturesque River Wye.Day 2 begins in Whitney, immersing you deeper into enchanting Herefordshire countryside, surrounded by lush orchards. Paddle onward to the charming Bredwardine, a perfect summer spot with a tranquil swimming spot, and conclude your voyage in idyllic Preston-on-Wye at Byecross Farm Campsite.
3 Day Trip – 34 miles
On the third day of your adventure, prepare to conquer the 11-mile stretch leading you into the heart of historic Hereford city. It’s important to note that this particular section of the river offers no exit points until you reach the vibrant city itself. The pace of the river slows down, providing you with ample time to savour the picturesque surroundings. At the Rowing Club, our dedicated team will ensure a comfortable return to your starting point in Glasbury.