7.5 miles of river, taking ½ day, up to 3½ hours or ¾ day taking up to 5½ hours
Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat, travel time by river : ½ or ¾ day, with suggested stop off points
Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat (West) is quite simply one of the most scenic journeys one can make on the Wye.
Travelling through a range of historic sites, observing the countryside, wildlife and scenery - where you'll wish to have your camera to capture a truly unique view of England.
- £35.00 per 2 man canoe - per ½ day ; £41.00 per 2 man canoe - per ¾ day
- £40.00 per 3 man canoe - per ½ day ; £46.00 per 3 man canoe - per ¾ day
- £45.00 per 4 man canoe - per ½ day ; £51.00 per 4 man canoe - per ¾ day
- Leaving point - Ross on Wye Canoe Hire Symonds Yat (West). (Car Parking is via a pay and display car park.)
- Price includes Canoes, Paddles, Bouyancy Aids and Dry Sacks
- A note of our payment terms can be found here.
The Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat (West) is quite simply one of the most scenic journeys one can make on the Wye.
Facilites at Kerne Bridge Picnic Area (before you set off) - Pub/Eating house The Inn on the Wye is situated through the car park entrance and 200 meters to the left where good food is served and has a lovely terrace garden. Contact number 01600 890872.
Now your starting one of the most picturesque stretches of water and countryside offering so much to take in. The river twists and turns at a leisurely pace around Coppit Hill. Wild Deer can sometimes be seen foraging for food by the woods.
Approximately 1 mile on your left you pass a water pumping station with flood lights set in the walls. Not much to look at but a signpost your now starting the long right hand bend taking in all the sites and sounds of the Wye.
Approximately 1.75 miles you come to Lower Lydbrook can't miss this stop as there's an Island in the center of the river. You must take the left hand channel around the island. To the left you'll see the landing point below the steps leading up to the Picnic Area and also the now closed Courtfield Arms Pub. You are now close to The Forge Hammer pub - situated up the steps across the T junction approximately 150 meters on your left.
Approximately 0.5 mile on the right bank you pass the Youth Hostel and church at Welsh Bickmoor with Indian wig wams set in the grounds, you'll soon paddle under a disused railway bridge now a footbridge.
Approximately 2 miles on and your passing directly under the 500 high limestone Yat Rock which is famous as a nesting point for the Peregrine Falcons which if your in luck you'll see soaring high above you. This also is the begining of the long loop which meanders towards the A40 and then back again.
A good signpost is Huntsham Bridge which is constructed of Green Metal when passing underneath you've 1 mile to paddle to Symonds Yat West. You may see pleasure cruisers carrying people up and down the river.
Proceed past Riverside View Camp Site and caravan park, and on past the Amusement Park on your right.
At this point, please be aware of the four to five large river cruisers that use this stretch of the river: please give them a wide berth, they will make it clear where they need to go. Meandering on you will see a large boulder in the river on your left, please be aware of people swimming and diving.
Your finish point is 200 yards down river at YE OLDE FERRIE INN PUB which will be on your right. You will see a RED SIGN with Ross on Wye Canoe Hire on it, please exit the river and report to a member of staff.
Day Trip Timetable
Half Day trips leaving pick up point at 08:30hrs and 13:30hrs.
Three Quarter Day trips leaving pick up point at 12:30hrs.
Times are approximate times and during peak periods whilst every effort on our behalf is made to keep to them. Delays can unfortunately occur.
Arrive 20 minutes before leaving time to fill in paperwork and be fitted with Buoyancy aids
Discretionary discounts for mid-week group bookings
Evening canoe trips by arrangement. Selected start and finish points to suit you: Time required canoeing based on ability and stamina. Please contact us for a quote or further information.