Symonds Yat

The beautiful village of Symonds Yat straddles the River Wye at the borders of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Within a few miles of Monmouthshire and the Welsh border, it’s a popular tourist destination as well as being one of the most thrilling points at which to canoe the Wye.

want to canoe? is a family-run business operating from a little further up river from here in Hay on Wye. We will provide you with all you need, canoe and equipment, advice on routes and places of interest, what wildlife to look out for (from kingfishers to otters) as well as great places to eat, drink & stay to accompany your canoeing – for river wye canoe hire and guided adventures we’ve got it ALL covered.

As the Wye’s premier left bank canoe hire centre, want to canoe? have forged an enviable reputation for providing truly memorable experiences to all our visitors. Have a browse round the website, then give us a call with any questions – we’re here to help!

symonds yat east – monmouth | estimated time: half a day

If you’re considering River Wye canoe hire, Symonds Yat offers a great deal. The paddle route to East- Monmouth is a beautifully scenic stretch of river that requires an immediate negotiation of a grade 2 rapid. Once passed, you […] Read more

symonds yat – brockweir | estimated time: one day

Starting off your canoe journey at the spectacular limestone cliffs of Symonds Yat with the possibilities of sighting the peregrines nested at Yat Rock and the exciting river rapids, the river flows through wooded gorges towards […] Read more

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Wye River

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