Glasbury Bridge

Hay Bridge

Whitney Bridge

Bredwardine Bridge

Glasbury to Whitney Bridge 

11 miles

4-6 Hours

Launching from the highest navigable point on the Wye, this section of the river passes through the spectacular Black Mountains and the Radnorshire Hills. this fun route with simple rapids throughout, wildlife in abundance and historic monuments dotted along its banks, has something for everyone.

Starting at Glasbury there are many small rapids to wake you up and if shallow, you may need to wade! 

The Warren is an area of parkland just before Hay. Around a right hand bend in the river, stay right passing over the natural weir. Just beyond is a pebble beach - Great for a pit stop!

The historic little market town of Hay-on-Wye, just the Welsh side of the border. Famous for its books and literary festival, Hay is home to many charming cafes and eateries.

On the right hand side you will pass the historic 11th century Clifford Castle, home of the Fair Rosamund, favourite of Henry II.

Finishing your journey at the stunning 256 year old Whitney Toll Bridge.

Whitney Bridge to Bycross

12 miles

4-6 Hours

Starting at The historic 18th century Whitney Toll Bridge, immediately you must navigate the rapids to the left Kerner's Island. 

With the backdrop of the Welsh Mountains in the distance, you paddle through the home of the famous Wye Salmon. Keep an eye out for these exceptional fish!

Clock Mills old ford and ferry crossing.

At 250m,Merbach Hill towers majestically over the river.

Turner's boat

Bredwardine Bridge - A pretty 6 arch bridge with a small beach on the right. 

Brobury Scar - A red sand stone cliffs with beech woodlands. Beware of boulders just above or under the water.

Moccas Court is an impressive manor with 'Capability Brown' gardens to the right and a medieval deer park to the left.

Monnington Falls - A central island with exposed flat rocks in the summer. Stay left for the falls!

Bycross farm


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