Day 2 Journey Details
Hoarwithy to Ross-on-Wye
Canoeing Distance: 10.75 miles
From here it’s off again, approximately – 2 miles going under Sellack Suspension footbridge, approximately – 1 mile, meandering on you come to the first of two demolished railway bridges on the old Hereford to Gloucester line now your near Strangford.
1 Mile on and the interesting Fawley chapel can be seen on the left bank.
¾ mile – How Caple – and for 2 miles you pass the Salmon Pools which are indicated with fisher mens huts on the bank.
Approximately 1.25 miles on and your nearing Foy passing under the elegant suspension bridge built after an earlier structure was swept away by floods in 1919. Now look out for Foy church on your right.
1.5 miles on and you come to Backney Common look out for a simple metal crosss which sits on the bank to commemorate an act of bravery by the Rector of Brampton Abbots in 1904 who died saving his son and daughters friend from drowning. This is where you pass through the 2nd demolished railway bridge and a nice photo can be shot.
As you pass under the main A 40 bridge you come back to reality with Ross on Wye town sitting above the river looking down at you. (This is one of the most popular postcard shots.)
There is one public launch and egress point in Ross-on-Wye, this is set beside The Riverside Pub. We launch and pick up from The Riverside.
As you pass the rowing club on your left look out for a concrete landing stage on your left and situated just below the Hope and Anchor Inn.
The 2nd (public launch) is 150 meters further on the left below – The Riverside Inn. Please remember at weekends and holiday seasons both pubs may be busy and you may have to wait for food.
The camp site requires prior booking…
Ross-on-Wye Rowing Club now provides an additional camping spot in Ross.
The White Lion Pub – situated directly on your right as you pass under Wilton bridge on the right bank. Facilities: Port-a-loo and Stand pipe (drinking water) Pub directly behind offering food and why not have a Full English breakfast before you set off on your morning paddle. – Contact – Tel no 01989 562785.