Canoe hire - from £40

  • Available at:
    Forest of Dean
  • Suitable for:
    Couples, Families, Groups
  • Cost:
    From £45

What better way to explore the River Wye than by Canoe. Take a 9 mile river trip with transport upstream and a relaxed tranquil paddle back down with the natural flow of the river, taking in the stunning scenery, wildlife and famous viewpoints along the way. You can even take along a picnic with our 3/4 day option and stop halfway for a scenic break.
A full safety briefing will be conducted before you begin and all equipment is included.

Hire options
1/2 Day hire allows for 3-4 hours
3/4 Day hire allows for 5-6 hours

Canoe options:
2 person canoe - 2 people
3 person canoe - 3 people
4 person canoe - 2 adults and 2 small children

More information:

  • Takes place daily a short 2.5 miles from our location.
  • Minimum age to participate is 4 years and under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not suitable for pregnant women.
  • Pay and display parking available on-site, charges apply.
  • All canoe hire boats are subject to a £2 launch fee, Payable separately at the Canoe Centre on arrival.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting wet but are suitable for weather conditions
  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (no wellingtons)
  • A warm change of clothes and a towel and photo identification.

*This is a 3rd party activity

(subject to availability and weather conditions)



"Special thanks to Gerry, the Forest Ranger, for sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm on the Forest Night Vision. The honeymoon package in our cabin was amazing. Much thought had obviously gone into this.. Canoeing on the Wye was an amazing experience also.. an unforgettable honeymoon experience. (5*)"

- John, Napton-on-the-Hill (summer 2016)