The Wye is great river for both experienced paddlers as well as first timers…
The River Wye is great for both experienced paddlers as well as first timers…
Canadian canoe, two or three seater. Great for carrying a picnic!
Canadian canoe, two or three seater. Great for carrying a picnic!
Double kayaks – ideal for beginners or adult plus child (not under 7)
Double kayaks – ideal for beginners or adult plus child (not under 7)
Single kayaks – 14 years upwards – expect to get wet!
Single kayaks – 14 years upwards – expect to get wet!
Some wise words before you set off….listen to Dai girls!
Some wise words before you set off….listen to Dai girls!
All nationalities welcome!
All nationalities welcome!
Get away from the cars, the computer and the office….
Get away from the cars, the computer and the office…
Phone us when you have finished your trip and we will collect you and your boats
Phone us when you have finished your trip and we will collect you and your boats

Canoes

We have Canadian canoes, single and double kayaks. It is always best to book and reserve boats as we get very booked up in the summer months. You can either paddle down in your own group (minimum group size of 2!) or we can organise a guide or an instructor to take you down the river.

The River Wye from Glasbury is a perfect way to laze away a summers day - it is a beautiful and unspoilt stretch of river with tremendous views of the Black Mountains, Hay Bluff and Lord Hereford's Knob. Paddlers report sightings of kingfishers, sandmartins, herons, grebes and even the occasional otter! It is an ideal canoeing river with only a few grade 1-2 small rapids. Great to slow down the pace, to stop and picnic and to sit and watch the swans glide by.

Double Kayak

We are licensed by AALA Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

Booking - Tel: 01497 847213

We ask you for a £10 per person non-refundable deposit to book. The balance will be due 6 weeks before your trip. Please do telephone or pop in and have a chat if you have any questions.

Opening Hours:

  • April to October 7 days a week 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • November to March office only - most days! Leave a message if no reply or contact the The River Café.

Food

The River Café can provide you with a packed lunch or you can stop in Hay for lunch and a browse.

What to bring...

A bit of food and drink. A fleece or something warm. A change of clothes and shoes. A waterproof container for your phone. We provide you with barrels to store some kit.

What we recommend

To leave your car keys or anything precious with us. Apart from your children. You can take them with you! As long as they are 7 or over, the levels are low and you are reasonably competent.

Canoe
Kayak

What to wear...

You will be fitted with a buoyancy aid – this must be worn at all times. Wear shoes you dont mind getting wet. Ideally some watershoes, or sandals, or neoprene booties are the best. Old trainers will do well but they will get wet. Not wellies and not flip flops. Then on top...layers. Lightweight shorts or trousers, not jeans. Not thigh length boots or stilhettoes.

The weather

If you follow us on twitter @wyevalleycanoes we usually tweet if there are high river levels. If the levels are high then we use the Brecon and Monmouthshire canal. This is rare but good to know there is another option if the river levels have risen over our limits. You can go on the river if it is raining you just need to arrive prepared for wet weather. In warm weather bring a hat and suncream.

Return to the centre

You telephone us when you get to your destination and we collect you.