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Canoe 9 miles in 4 Hours

Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat East

This is the perfect trip to explore the Wye Valley. Simply come to our centre, we transport you up to Kerne Bridge and you canoe back to Symonds Yat EAST.

Perfect for those who have canoed before. If not, then please choose our hourly hire to get some experience.

Want to stop for a riverside picnic? Then choose the 3/4 day trip. Same excursion but you have longer to complete it in.


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4 Hour Trip - Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat East


River Wye Canoe Hire

River Wye Canoe Hire. This trip covers 9 miles of the river. Ready for an adventure? Book your trip with Wyedean Canoe Hire call 01600 891376.



If you can't find the answer to your question, please give us a call on 01600 891 376

The ½ day trip is 9 miles and should take 3 hours to paddle at a gentle constant pace. However you can do the same trip as a ¾ day, which you can do at a much more leisurely pace, as long as you are back by the return time.

This trip is great for beginners and experienced alike. We give every participant a safety brief which goes through:
  • How to Paddle
  • Things to look out for (Minor Hazards on the way down)
  • What to do if you accidentally capsize (should not happen if you listen to the points above)
  • Emergency Contact Details (again not that you will need it if you have listened to the above points)

Sadly the local parish council charge £2 per boat to launch at Kerne Bridge. Whilst this is against our wishes it is currently a necessary evil.

This is payable in cash upon check-in and goes directly to the launch site operators.

There is a large Pay & Display car park right next to our centre.

On sunny days please leave plenty of time to find a space and purchase a ticket before your arrival time.

Yes, as long as they are well behaved, not tied into the boat and are no bigger than an average Labrador.

Please be sensible if bringing your dog with you, especially in hot weather!

Yes, 90% of all canoe hire is unaccompanied unless we deem it necessary to guide you down the river because of the conditions on the day.

If we choose to accompany you, it is not intended to be invasive nor does it spoil your time on the water, it is there to help keep you safe.

If the water levels are higher than normal and we are still safe to operate, one of our highly qualified instructors will guide you down the river with a small number of other people. We still get you out to enjoy the trip but in a safe controlled manner.

If the lovely British weather decides to rain on the day of your activity, we will still go ahead.

We ask you to bring the appropriate clothing and the right attitude to have some fun.

If we deem the weather to be unsafe, we will postpone or cancel your booking. This is at our discretion.

Sorry, as a duty of care to all river users, the environment and the locals who live in the area, we operate a zero tolerance on any alcohol or glass bottles.

We reserve the right to check before allowing you out on the water. If you want to have a drink please do the responsible thing, enjoy your canoe trip and then visit one of the fine establishments right next to the canoe centre upon your return.

This trip does NOT allow time to stop anywhere, If you want to stop for a picnic or to take it at a more leisurely pace then choose the ¾ day trip instead. 

Our minimum age is 4 years old. All children under 12 must be accompanied by at least 2 fit & healthy adults.

We would highly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. We may have some availability on the day, so please call us on 01600 891 376 and we will do our best to fit you in.

The maximum weight of a person must not exceed 17 stone or 110kg – With a maximum weight of 34 stone or 230kg in a canoe including clothing and any gear.

Wear clothes appropriate to the conditions. Whilst the chances of you getting wet are slim, it may happen. Bring a change of clothes just in case. Footwear must be worn at all times. No flip flops, ‘Crocs’ or Wellington boots.

A Family Canoe can accommodate 2 small adults and 2 children under hip height, along with a small bag of necessary kit.

Please note that if you book a Family Canoe and you exceed the height/weight limit, you will be required to hire an additional canoe if one is available on the day.

You CANNOT get 4 adults in a family canoe.

Upon booking we take payment in full. This reserves your spaces and you will receive a confirmation email which will inform you on all the details of the activity you have booked. Including what to wear and how to find us.

Sorry, we cannot allow anyone who is pregnant to participate in any of our activities.

We pride ourselves on safety and are proudly accredited by the leading bodies in our industry
We pride ourselves on safety and are proudly accredited by the leading bodies in our industry


River Wye Canoe Hire.

River Wye Canoe Hire.

River Wye Canoe Hire. This trip covers 9 miles of the river. Ready for an adventure? Book your trip with Wyedean Canoe Hire call 01600 891376.