Go for a lovely day out paddle boarding or kayaking on the River Wye! When it comes to idyllic places to paddle the River Wye in Herefordshire is simply one of the best. It’s so calm beautiful and natural it feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
We are offering day trips to paddle on the River Wye in a kayak or on a stand up paddle board. Sessions aren’t mixed so you’ll either be a paddle boarding group or a kayaking group for your day out. Setting off around 10:30 and arriving back at between 16:30 and 17:00 you’ll enjoy a whole day out paddling discovering and having fun.
All trips are hosted and guided by fully qualified British Canoe Union instructors. They know this wonderful area of the Wye well and there’s lots to see as you paddle. This very natural habitat is home to all sorts of wildlife from Salmon to rare birds and hopefully you’ll be able to spot some residents as you paddle gently along stream.
You’ll be setting off from Kerne Bridge. A small hamlet just south of Ross-on-Wye this is a great place to easily access the Wye. The river runs a total of 134 miles from its source in mid-Wales to the Severn Estuary. The section of the Wye you’ll be kayaking or SUPing on is a popular tourist attraction as you’re in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The river meanders gently along past the likes of Welsh Bicknor and English Bicknor to remind you how close you are to the border.
Although these trips are at a relaxed pace you will need to already know how to kayak or paddle board as you will be covering quite some distance on these sessions. You’ll also need to bring a picnic as you’ll be stopping off riverside for a rather pleasant al fresco lunch break as part of your day.
If you choose the kayak trip on the Wye you will have the opportunity to ride Symonds Yat Rapids the gentle man-made feature that gives your paddle day on the River Wye a little adrenaline-filled finish.