Best Canoeing, Kayaking And Stand Up Paddleboarding In Herefordshire

The River Wye is one of the finest landscapes in Britain. Find paddling routes along the Wye and enjoy a great day out.

Best 9 Canoeing, Kayaking And Stand Up Paddleboarding In Herefordshire

We love the great outdoors especially getting out on the river, so we thought it best to handpick some of the best canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding in Herefordshire. Whether you’re looking for a gentle day out or a multi day adventure, there are few rivers better than the Wye. Plus we’ve added some restaurants and bars that supply wonderful views of the river for good measure.

Keen on fishing in Herefordshire? The River Wye has nearly everything a river angler could want – salmon, trout, grayling, barbel, chub, big pike and an array of other coarse species.

The River Wye is the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 215 kilometres and forming parts of the border between England and Wales. The whole length of the river is protected as a site of special scientific interest. From Hereford onwards you enter The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Outdoors@Hay have a whole range of adventurous things to do including canoeing, kayaking, gorge walking, bushcraft, mountain walking and much more.

Enjoy some of the best canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding in Herefordshire.

Why not book accommodation with them to make your adventure complete?

Interactivities arrange activities like canoeing, kayaking, gorge adventures, mountain boarding, caving, hill walking and navigation, archery and raftbuilding.

They cater for all ages and ability, friends, families, stag and hen parties and corporate groups.

At Wyedean Canoe Hire they take safety seriously, above and beyond all measures of their business. Their aim is to provide safe and fun outdoor adventure activities.

Explore the beauty of Symonds Yat by canoe by the hour or book an all day trip.

If you are looking for adventure in the Forest of Dean & The Wye Valley Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre have something to offer everyone.

From kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing on The River Wye to climb up Symonds Yat Rock. Stag and Hen Parties most welcome.

Enjoy some of the best canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding in Herefordshire.

Life Changing Activities provide a wide range of outdoor activities for management groups, Hen and Stag Parties, families and all sorts of organisations, schools and colleges.

They can organise outdoor activities such as climbing, abseiling and canoeing in the Wye Valley or for something different like gorge walking in Wales and Herefordshire, survival training in Gloucestershire or high ropes and raft building in the Forest of Dean.

River Wye Canoe Hire are renowned for their Go Canoeing Guided Adventure Sessions run at weekends, during the school holidays and at other times by arrangement. These sessions are run by a long-standing, hand-picked team of professional British Canoeing Instructors, experts in their field and firmly committed to creating a safe, fun and memorable experience for families, couples, groups and individual paddlers on the River Wye.

They offer bespoke packages for groups/families/staff teams etc and are happy to discuss your ideas and requirements with you and provide a tailor-made quote for anything from a guided paddle to high‑energy outdoor activities on the river.

Enjoy some of the best canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding in Herefordshire.

Symonds Yat Canoe Hire are based right on the banks of the beautiful River Wye at Symonds Yat West, in the heart of the stunning Wye Valley, which is a perfect location for you to begin your canoeing adventure!

Whether it’s just a taster for an hour, a half day trip or you are feeling adventurous and want to go for the day they have a fantastic range of boats to please all. 2, 3 and 4 man Canadian canoes, single and double sit on tops and Dagger kayaks.

Go along with friends, family or colleagues and experience the wonderfully unspoilt scenery for yourself.

Enjoy some of the best canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding in Herefordshire.

Why not take a trip on Kingfisher Cruises through the winding river of Symonds Yat, with calming views of the river. Providing daily trips lasting approximately 40 minutes with an interesting and detailed commentary of the natural beauty and history of the area.

Perfect for private events, family celebrations and corporate parties!

The Wye Valley Canoe Centre sits on the banks of the River Wye four miles west of Hay-on-Wye located on the bridge at Glasbury and next to their café The River Café.

They have a fleet of canoes, kayaks, double kayaks and accommodation to sleep from 1 to 26. So go for breakfast, have a day on the river and return to great food and a comfy bed.

You can paddle for a few hours or a few days on a beautiful stretch of river which is great to spend time with friends or family enjoying the peace and quiet of a really unspoilt stretch of water.

Canoe the Wye offer adventures on the River Wye which are suitable for all levels of ability. Take along a picnic or packed lunch with you can eat on the river bank or a nice meadow.

You are guaranteed to see nesting swans, Canadian geese, buzzards circling on the thermals, a variety of ducks and fish. You may even be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher, an otter, or a peregrine falcon.

Wye Canoes are adventure experts with years of experience providing professional and friendly canoe & kayak hire, guided river trips, expert tuition and courses on the River Wye.

They also offer a range of outdoor activities and multi activity adventures in the Wye Valley including stand up paddle boarding, bushcraft, gorge scrambling, archery, climbing and abseiling, orienteering and barrel rafting.

The Bridge Inn is an award winning 16th century riverside inn located in the quaint village of Michaelchurch, Escley. Enjoy local ciders and beers, along with a fine selection of wine from small vineyards and local aromatic spirits.

The De Koffie Pot in Hereford City is a much-loved cafe and bar overlooking the riverside courtyard at The Left Bank Village, proving a great destination for a catch-up with friends, date-night or a celebration!

Watch the swans go by from the riverside while sipping a cool real ale. Stay into the evening and enjoy one of the venues offering live music in Herefordshire whilst keeping warm and cosy by the firepits.

The Riverside Inn Aymestrey is an award winning pub, situated deep in the heart of Herefordshire countryside just on the southern edge of the Mortimer Forest, so ideal if wish to get in a quick walk before setting up camp in the bar.

With idyllic views of the river and superb food, you are in good hands! Especially if that hand has a glass of wine in it as well!

The Saracens Head Inn is a riverside restaurant boasting award winning food, with a traditional pub feel and perfect for any afternoon especially if the weather is on point. To get the most out of your visit, you could fit in a walk around The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains or the Welsh Marches, and experience some incredible panoramic views!

If you are keen walkers in general, then absolutely check out our ’14 ideas for walking in Herefordshire’ and explore some of the most amazing views in the Midlands.