CANOE HIRE ACCOMMODATION AT HOARWITHY
HOARWITHY (2 DAYS PADDLE UPSTREAM)
Two days upstream on the River Wye from Symonds Yat, Hoarwithy is an ideal night stop on your canoe hire trip.
There are a couple of choices in the village, one of them is The Old Mill; Tel: 01432 840602. Formerly a working mill, nowadays it is a guesthouse and self-catering cottages with a warm atmosphere in the heart of the local community. They can accommodate 11 people in the guesthouse and a further 6 in the two self-catering cottages making it an ideal venue for parties or family get togethers. Only a short walk from the river.
Another option are the romantic Gypsy Caravans at Wriggles Brook which is about half a mile from the pub. They cater for couples and families with up to 3 small children in a wonderful, unspoilt location. Call Jane on 01432 840575. They offer evening meals as well as a delicious breakfast.
Canoeists can leave their hired canoe locked up at the Tresseck Farm camp site. You will be expected to pay a landing and launch fee for your canoe if you are not camping though.
The New Harp Inn Tel: 01432 840900 does pub grub, for those not wishing to cater (TIP: essential to reserve a table at weekends) and they will provide an extensive cooked breakfast if booked the night before. The New Harp is run by Belinda and Adrian Shaw. Belinda runs Front of House, whilst her husband Adrian is the Chef Landlord and is normally found in his kitchen. Having been a chef for some 20 years, Adrian is a Mastercraftsman with the Craft Guild of Chefs whilst Belinda can turn her hand to anything. Along with their excellent team, they assure you of a warm welcome, with the slogan "Kids, dogs and muddy boots all welcome". There is a very handy small shop attached, where you can buy provisions, including wood for your open fire.
At Hoarwithy there are two simple campsites on the banks of the River Wye, making them an ideal location for people on a canoe trip, both have water and toilet facilities.
Lower Ruxton Farm with Standpipe Tel: 01432 840223 is on the east of the river on the opposite bank to the village. It is open during the school summer holidays at a cost of £2 per person, it has running water but otherwise facilities are limited.
Tresseck Campsite Tel: 01432 840235 Located on an old river meadow with plenty of space to 'stretch out' the campsite is for tents only. Facilities reflect that this is a campsite for 'real' campers(!) and include cold running water, portaloo's and open campfire facilities. Located on the west bank and is not far from the pub. It is open from Easter to the end of September. Canoeists are charged £6 for an adult and £2 for children.
Other nearby accommodation
Just downstream of Tresseck campsite is the boutique B&B at Red Rail Farm Tel: 01432 840432 - the minimum duration of stay is two nights.