Canoe & Bushcraft Day

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A great way to experience the beautiful river Wye and the stunning Royal Forest of Dean

Canoeing and Bushcraft go hand in hand and to be able to experience this in the beautiful Wye Valley is an opportunity not to be missed. Spend the morning on the stunning River Wye on one of the best half day trips from Kerne Bridge to Symonds Yat West, and the afternoon in the Forest of Dean discovering your inner Ray Mears.

You are in the very capable hands of our experienced guides/instructors, to teach you how to paddle, help identify wildlife, answer questions about the environment, and of course deal with any safety issues and make sure you have a great day out!

Your Wye Valley canoe & bushcraft adventure starts with a meet and greet at Symonds Yat West followed by getting you kitted out for the day with buoyancy aids, dry bags or barrels for whatever you wish to take with you and then a paddle and safety briefing before we are off to Kerne Bridge just below Goodrich Castle to begin the mornings 7.5 mile canoe trip. 

Your trip takes you through some magnificent scenery following the river as it meanders down through the spectacular Wye Valley. The river passes under the well renowned view point of Symonds Yat Rock, which is also famous for its peregrine falcons, finishing back at Symonds Yat West in time for lunch at either one the lovely local eateries or maybe a riverside picnic.

After lunch it's into the stunning Forest of Dean and the Wye Gorge to our private bushcraft site where our highly experienced and passionate bushcraft instructors will teach you to start fire by friction, build natural shelters, forage for wild food, make cordage and much more.

Known as the Birthplace of British Tourism following on from the publication of William Gilpin’s “Observations of the River Wye”, which created the picturesque movement, you will experience first hand some of the most stunning scenery and wildlife in the British Isles.

Activity Information Facts:

  • Minimum Age – 8 Years Old
  • Fitness Level – Easy/Moderate
  • Minimum Group Size - 6
  • Maximum Group Size - 24
  • Difficulty – Easy, suitable for novices
  • Meeting time – 9 am
  • Meeting place - Symonds Yat West Leisure Park, Pay and Display Car Park, HR9 6DA, next to the Wye Canoes/Wye Adventures Shuttle Meet Point Flag)
  • Finish time – 5 pm
  • Time of Year – All Year Round
  • Location - Lower Wye Valley Gorge

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01600 890027

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