3 Days - Holme Lacy to Symonds Yat
Canoe trip from Holme Lacy to Symonds Yat, Monmouth or Redbrook
This trip can be undertaken with overnight stops at Hoarwithy and Ross on Wye finishing at Symonds Yat in only 3 days.
If you plan to canoe to Monmouth or Redbrook you may need to portage the rapids below Symonds Yat, depending on the river conditions. From Holme Lacy we recommend that you allow 3 or 4 days with overnight stops at Hoarwithy, Ross on Wye, Kerne Bridge/Welsh Bicknor or Symonds Yat finishing at either Monmouth or Redbrook in 5 days. If you have the time and inclination we recommend that you plan a rest day at either Hoarwithy or Ross on Wye. Before leaving Symonds Yat you may wish to leave your luggage, rather than take it with you.
We suggest that you contact us before booking either of these alternatives for advice.
Canoeing from Holme Lacy to Hoarwithy
The landscape close to the river continues flat as it meanders through the countryside. It starts to change as the river passes close to Ballingham Hill. As you head east on the River Wye you will see a hill slightly to the left of your route. Capler Camp sits on top. The river turns to the right in a long bend. The river is very straight from here to Hoarwithy as it rests against the bottom of a tree clad hill.
You will pass the remains of a railway bridge along the way. There used to be a railway that ran from Hereford to Ross on Wye and beyond. As you canoe along the length of the River Wye you will never be very far from its route. There are 5 further crossing points with various evidence remaining.
We suggest that you may consider taking a rest day here. Hoarwithy has a unique Italianate style church, which regardless of your beliefs, is well worth a visit. For those staying a while The New Harp Inn also offers good food and beer.
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