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Aug 19-21 - Canoe & Camping along the River Wye II

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Aug 19-21 - Canoe & Camping along the River Wye II


It's the time of year when splashing about on the water seems the perfect way to cool down, assuming we are having a hot summer, and the river beckons every man and woman to relax in the peace of the flowing water and birdlife.....This might, however, get occasionally disrupted by the splashing and capsizing canoes and chatter and drinking around the campfire.

The River Wye is renowned for its leisurely canoeing and is truly a majestic river, full of wildlife and colour. The canoe trips on the River Wye, between Hereford and south of Monmouth, are regarded by many as being one of the most picturesque river sections in the UK.

Our journey along the River Wye will be via a flotilla of canoes from Hereford to Ross-on-Wye (about 28 miles) over 2 days and camping halfway.

The video is from the photos of a previous trip from Hereford-Hoerwithy-Ross on Wye


We will be staying at a campsite beside the river where campfires are permitted and showers are available. We will also be able to walk into Ross on Wye where we have some good dining venues on a Saturday night.

There is access to showers at this campsite. However, the facilities are very basic!

We are very close to a local venue and will take our cooked breakfast indoors on both mornings and possibly dinner on Saturday.

Tents will be provided, these are generally 8 and 10 person tents, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish. But please advise in advance.

The canoes will be open Canadian-style canoes suitable for three persons per canoe. Life jackets will be supplied and you will be required to wear them at all times on the water. Helmets are available if required, however, there is little or no need for these to be worn by adults.

Watertight storage drums will be available on each boat to store valuables, lunch etc.

No experience is needed at all. As long as you are capable of paddling for about 4-5 hours over the course of each day. Full instruction and a safety briefing will be given prior to departure.

The canoeing will be self-guided and not by the operator.

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This year we will be venturing further down the river, using a different campsite that is within walking distance of Ross on Wye and two new breakfast and dinner venues.


AAA events start and end at the accommodation venue so you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the accommodation.

Members have been organising lift shares within the Meetup group for a long time and AAA has also assisted members to organise getting to the destination.

If you want to lift share we recommend that you post a message on the Meetup “Discussion” page that is specific to this event.

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AAA takes no responsibility for the lift shares and does not get involved with these private arrangements between members.

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Arrive at the campsite located close to Ross on Wye from late afternoon.

A light supper BBQ will be available around a campfire.


Early rise and shine we will enjoy a typical AAA breakfast.

The drive to Symonds Yat boatyard is 15 mins from the campsite where we will be equipped with life vests etc and receive a briefing before departing for Hereford.

Cars can be parked in a locked area at the boatyard.

After the briefing, we will be transferred with the canoes to Hoerwithy from where we will enter the river and commence our days paddling downs stream.

After a day enjoying the beauty of the river and surrounding countryside and having stopped for a picnic we will conclude the day close to the town of Ross on Wye.

The local pubs offer an array of menu types all at sensible prices and we will be able to enjoy the remainder of the evening here before heading back to the campsite and campfire.


Dismantle some tents prior to continuing our journey by canoe to Symonds Yat.

Depart for a short paddle to our breakfast venue (as seen below) by the river for a cooked breakfast.

On arrival at Symonds Yat, we can collect the vehicles and return the short distance to the campsite.

Equipment you are required to bring:

• Sleeping bag and roll mat/inflatable mattress

• Suitable container to hold sufficient water for personal consumption (min 2 litres)

• Appropriate footwear for being in a canoe (trainers, Converse-type shoes, flip-flops)

• Waterproof jacket after all this is England and it’s known to rain sometimes.

• Warm clothing as you will be exposed to the weather, good and bad, whilst on the water!

• Personal towels & toiletries

• Sunscreen (ideally waterproof)

• Sun hat

Price for the weekend- £167 per person (if paid by bank transfer) inclusive of the following;

Price includes

2 nights of tented accommodation at a campsite. Tents will be pre-pitched (unless you arrive at the advance party) so no faffing is required on arrival, but feel free to help if you wish.

Canoe and equipment hire (Three people per canoe)

Transfers from Symonds Yat to Hoerwithy.

Friday night supper on arrival.

2 cooked breakfasts

Food for a picnic lunch for two days.

Snacks etc for the BBQ (including marshmallows - yum)

Price Excludes

Transport to/from the campsite from your homes and between the campsite and Symonds Yat

Saturday night dinner, I propose we eat in the local pub close to the campsite

Sleeping bags and roll mats/air beds

Please transfer the amount of £167 to secure your place to the account detailed below.

Once you have transferred please e-mail confirmation that you have paid detailing the following;

  1. Your full name as it appears on your bank account
  2. Your Meetup Profile Name
  3. The event you are paying for
  4. Name and gender of any guests you are paying for.

New Bank details are;
Account Name: Addicted2Adventures Ltd
Account No.: 46633235
Sort Code: 60-83-71
Bank: Starling

Note that this is a different account to the AAA London Group Ltd account.


Remember that you should be aware of and accept any risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

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