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As the No. 1 canoe hire company for the River Wye, want to canoe? cordially invite you, your friends and family to take part in one of Hereforshire’s ultimate activities: canoeing the River Wye.  Preston-on-Wye, home to Byecross Farm, is a picture-perfect village on the Herefordshire banks of the Wye. Byecross Farm Campsite is a gem… one of the best campsites in the uk for sure.

want to canoe? is a family-run business operating out of nearby Hay-on-Wye. We will provide you with all you need, from canoe and equipment to advice on what to see and do in the area, and what wildlife to look out for (from kingfishers to otters). Whether you’re after a leisurely half-day outing for you and your family or a multiple-day camping adventure with friends, want to canoe? have you covered.

Let us help you plan the ultimate activity-packed escapade, or just a leisurely afternoon on the water, accompanying the swans, otters and all the other characters that call the River Wye home.

We have helped hundreds of happy customers create amazing memories for themselves as they paddle through miles of unspoilt countryside, beautiful orchards, quirky little towns and historic villages. As the Wye’s premier left bank canoe hire centre, want to canoe? have forged an enviable reputation for providing truly memorable experiences to people of all ages and fitness levels. Have a browse round the website, then give us a call with any questions – we’re here to help!

Have a look at all our route itineraries here.

Here are all the Byecross canoe hire trips and what you can expect to experience along the way:

hay – byecross | estimated time: one day

Leaving the ‘Town of Books’, the river gently winds through tranquil countryside, through stretches of river renowned for large catches of trout and salmon which […] Read more

whitney – byecross | estimated time: one day

Starting at the grade two listed Whitney toll bridge originally built in 1779, the route takes you on a quiet stretch of the river; passing the […] Read more

byecross – hereford – lucksall estimated time – two days

This delightful canoe trip begins with a relaxed meander through the famous cider and fruit orchards of Herefordshire. Situated in the lowlands, this section boasts wide long stretches of river with […] Read more

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