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Holme Lacy

Holme Lacey is a tiny village in Herefordshire, right on the banks of the River Wye with a population of less than 500.

Holme Lacey is also a home to acres and acres of cider-apple and perry-pear trees, Perry pear trees can live to a great age, and can be fully productive for 250 years. They also grow to a considerable height and can have very large canopies; the largest recorded internationally at the time, a tree at Holme Lacy which still partly survives, covered three quarters of an acre and yielded a crop of 5–7 tons in 1790.

want to canoe? is a family-run business operating out of Hay-on-Wye, up river from here. 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).

Can you imagine yourself paddling through miles of unspoilt countryside, beautiful orchards, quirky little towns and historic villages? Well, look no further … 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 our route itineraries here.

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