Hay to Whitney is a 5.25 mile paddle starting in the picturesque town of Hay-on-Wye. “Hay”, often described as “the town of books”, is home to the famous literary festival. The Hay-Whitney paddle is a diverse and exciting stretch with an abundance of kingfishers, otters, sand martins, herons and leaping salmon. If you’re going to canoe the Wye, there’s no better a place to start than our home stretch!
We offer unaccompanied Canoe Hire with super-flexible timings as well as morning, mid-morning and afternoon Guided Adventure Sessions . . .
All our Hay to Whitney trips are inclusive of:
Transport to and from designated access points up and down the river (you paddle downstream – we bring you back) – we organise the transport so that it will only be your group that travels in the bus – the driver and front seats (for staff members) have a screen separating them from the other 14 seats in the bus so the bus is all yours! The bus will be cleaned and sanitised between each group and hand sanitiser is available.
Spacious Riverside Site here on our farm including car park, toilets, grassy picnic area and only a 5-minute walk from Hay Town Centre – this is exclusive to our customers and we are restricting bookings to safe and comfortable number of families per day enabling heaps of space for you to enjoy the farm and picnic by the river safely as part of your day with us – also from here you can easily wander into Hay – lots of our a great independent shops are open alongside pubs and cafes galore serving great food and drinks.
Price is of-course inclusive of all canoe-kit – use of paddles, buoyancy aids, dry-bags, barrels and waterproof maps and cleaned, sanitised and quarantined as per our Covid-19 Protocol
Complimentary freshly ground coffee, herbal/builders/earl-grey tea, hot chocolate or water on arrival – PLEASE NOTE WE DON’T SELL ANYTHING FROM THE OFFICE LIKE SOFT DRINKS OR SNACKS SO PLEASE BRING EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THE DAY OR MAKE A PLAN TO STROLL INTO HAY FOR SUPPLIES
For canoe hire in Hay-on-Wye, call us on 01497 820604
Places to eat, drink, and sleep
- The Blue Boar, Three Tuns, Baskerville Hall, The Swan Hotel, Tomatitos, Hay Tourist Info, Visit Hay, Shepherds Parlour, The Granary, Origin Pizza (Take-Away)
- Racquety Farm , Baskerville Hall, Hay Tourist Info, Visit Hay
- Racquety Farm , Baskerville Hall, Pottery Cottage, The Bridge, The Swan Hotel, Hay Tourist Info, Visit Hay
- The Hope and Anchor Inn, The White Lion
- Ross on Wye Rowing Club, The White Lion
- The Hope and Anchor Inn
Symonds Yat East
- Saracens Head, The Royal Lodge
- Symonds Yat East Campsite
- Saracens Head, Garth Cottage, The Royal Lodge