River Wye Canoe Hire @ Symonds Yat East

Hourly centre hire

Explore the local area by canoe

This is where you can try canoeing for an hour or two with friends or family. The river wye’s current around Symonds Yat East is gentle, so after a short safety briefing (in which you will be shown how to canoe, what to look out for, a few rules and some tips) you paddle gently up stream for two thirds of your time and then turn around and paddle back to us.

Its great fun, nice, easy and simple. Available for any age from 4 upwards. Each Customer is provided with a Buoyancy aid, paddle and a water resistant barrel for you to take some belongings with you.

Symonds Yat East is a small Hamlet in the Heart of the Wye Valley. Not only is it the perfect place to go canoeing but there are also some fantastic places to eat, great woodland walks and stunning scenery.

From only £20 per hour for two people!

This is not pre-bookable. It is first come first served. On nice sunny days we will be busy, best to come in the morning.
We will always do our best to accommodate you and your needs.

Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat East

Enjoy a 3 hour trip down the River Wye

Paddle through some truly stunning scenery, You start just below Kerne Bridge & Goodrich Castle.
After your safety brief and getting you into your canoes we set you off down the majestic river Wye.

Canoeing through Bishopswood and Lydbrook and towards the Welsh Bicknor Youth Hostel, stop for a brief look at an amazing little church right on the right hand river bank.
You then pass underneath the disused railway bridge at lower Lydbrook, following the river as it meanders in a big horseshoe underneath the famous Symonds Yat Rock Viewpoint, where the peregrine falcons nest. Depending on the time of year you will see them hunting and teaching their young to fly.
From here you paddle underneath Huntsham Bridge and past Symonds Yat West. It takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour to paddle from Huntsham bridge back to Symonds Yat East.

This trip takes approximately 3 Hours and covers just under 9 Miles. Great  for first time paddlers and families.
Also available as a full day trip. Just click here for further information.

Pre-booking is advisable as we do get very busy, but please call anyway we may be able to fit you in.