A fun day trip by canoe or kayak through the beautiful Wye Valley in the Forest of Dean, practicing a few skills along the way.
We’ll enjoy our packed lunches on the river bank and those that want to can push their skills a bit harder with an optional session on Symonds Yat rapids towards the end of the day.
Parents can attend with children. Minimum age for children to attend alone is usually 14 years but please call to discuss.
Need a date to suit you? River trips are available for groups of 6 or more such as birthday or staff parties, stag or hen parties etc. It’s a fantastic day out with family and/or friends and with a few challenges thrown in we’ll make it a day to remember! All trips are led by qualified BCU coaches, and we are licensed by the Adventure Activity Licensing Authority to lead trips for children.
Please note: We highly recommend that you have completed the Adult Intro to Kayak course or Discover Kayaking day before considering this river trip. These courses will give you the skills necessary to enjoy this trip and get the most out of it. Due to limitation of space on these trips, we give priority to those who have completed these courses with us. If you are interested in doing a river trip with us, please contact us via email to express your interest. Once we know of numbers after our Paddling courses have confirmed spaces, you will then be given priority.
We are also running a day trip to Matlock in 2023. This river is more challenging than the Wye, due to the fact there are more rapids of a grade 2 level. This is to give paddlers a chance at testing themselves on some introductory white water. Spaces for this trip are given to those onto our Intermediate Kayak Course as a priority, but any remaining spaces will then become available to the general public in mid August. If you are interested in doing a river trip with us, please contact us via email to express your interest. Once we know of numbers after our Paddling courses have confirmed spaces, you will then be given priority.
We meet at the river at roughly 10.00am (depending on the time and forecast) and usually aim to finish about 4.30 to 5pm
Details will be provided upon booking.
Dates for 2023:
|Saturday May 27th||Saturday June 24th|
|Sunday August 13th||Saturday September 10th|
|Saturday 16th September – Matlock trip||Vouchers available|
This trip is on the River Wye, from Kerne Bridge (near Ross on Wye) to Monmouth.
Chose your date above, and go to the checkout to buy your course. Please let us know the names of participants by using the orders comments box at the checkout. You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us. If you have any specific needs or questions that you would like to discuss before the course starts, please give us a call.
If you would like to buy this course as a gift, just choose voucher as your date option. Your voucher recipient will then be able to call us to book the date that’s most convenient for them.