• Overview
  • Campsites
  • Trip Includes
  • Weather & Restrictions

Multi-day canoe hire on the River Wye

A two to five day canoe hire trip will see you starting from the small village of Glasbury-on-Wye, from where you will paddle between 22 miles and 62 miles downstream, depending on the length of canoe trip you wish to take.

Your exciting multi-day canoe trip will begin by arriving at our Canoe Hire Centre on the first day, where we will sign you in and equip you with a buoyancy aid, paddle and 1 large dry barrel & 1 small dry barrel per canoe. Once you and your group are packed & ready, you will be transported down to the starting point in Glasbury-on-Wye where, our experienced staff will give you a short briefing on the river and show you some basic paddling techniques to see you through, before launching you & your boats onto the water.

Each paddle day, you will enjoy a leisurely journey downstream with plenty of wildlife, birdlife and pretty river banks to see along the way and come the evening, you will pitch your tents up & enjoy a night under the stars before continuing onto your final destination.

Once you arrive at your chosen collection point, one of our hire team will collect you and transport you and the equipment back to the Canoe Hire Centre.
We have 2-man canoes, 3-man canoes and single sit-on-top kayaks available to hire.

Trip Details:

2 day trip - Glasbury-on-Wye to Preston-on-Wye (22 miles)
3 day trip - Glasbury-on-Wye to Hereford (32 miles)
4 day trip - Glasbury-on-Wye to Hoarwithy (51 miles)
5 day trip - Glasbury-on-Wye to Ross-on-Wye (62 miles)

Cost: £50 per person, per day
(collection charges apply for trips of 4 days or more)

How to Book

If you wish to make a booking or discuss an activity day please give us a call on 01497 847897.
Alternatively you can check availability & book online via our main website www.blackmountain.co.uk

Owned & Operated by


Day 1: Whitney-on-Wye
The Pound B&B | Tel:01497 831391 | www.poundbandb.co.uk

Day 2: Preston-on-Wye
Bycross Farm Campsite | Tel: 01981 500 284 | www.byecrosscampsite.co.uk
Court Farm Campsite | Tel:01981 500 110 | www.wyecamphere.com

Day 3: Holme Lacy
Lucksall Campsite | Tel: 01432 870 213 | www.lucksallpark.co.uk

Day 4: Hoarwithy
Tresseck Campsite | Tel: 01432 840235 | www.tresseckcampsite.co.uk


  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Chosen Craft & Paddle
  • Map
  • 1 large storage barrel & 1 small storage barrel per canoe


  • Camping & cooking equipment
  • Ample food supplies for the duration of your trip
  • Comfortable clothing i.e. sportswear (we advise against denim)
  • Suitable footwear such as trainers that provide foot protection. No flip flops or sliders
  • Do not bring valuables where possible

Restrictions, Ratios & Weather

Booking Conditions

  • Minimum of 2 people required to book
  • There must be correct number of adults per children, see ratios below.
  • Sit-on-Top Kayaks min. age 14 years +. Experience required. Adult rate will apply
  • Previous paddling experience is required when hiring.

Adult : Child Ratios

There must be a suitable number of adults when paddling with children aged:

8yrs - 12yrs – 2 adults per child (sharing a boat)
13yrs - 15yrs – 1 adult per child sharing a boat

Minimum age on hire is 8 years old.

When planning to paddle with children, be honest about your ability to manage their safety in a river environment. Please call for further clarity on ratios. Guided trips are also available.

River Environment & Weather

Prior to your arrival river levels & weather conditions are checked by our staff to ensure they meet the correct conditions for canoe, kayak or paddleboard hire that day. Should river levels be deemed unsuitable by Black Mountain Activities Ltd, hire will take place on the Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal.

Familiarise yourself with the river environment before your trip. Check out this handy guide by British Canoeing HERE