Canoe Hire on the River Wye with Celtic Canoes

Canoe Hire on the River Wye with Celtic Canoes

Canoe Hire, Guided Trips and Open Canoe Instruction

Welcome - We are a BCU Approved Hire Centre and aim to provide a high quality canoe hire service and\or guided trips together with friendly advice and information for your journey on the River Wye.

We are based in Glasbury-on-Wye, five miles from the famous bookshop town of Hay-on-Wye. The River Wye is the UK's premiere canoeing river and from Glasbury down provides ideal trips for the beginner and more experienced canoeist from March through to October.

Our boats are strong, comfortable and clean two and three seaters with the larger boats able to accomodate a small family (two adults and two small children). Please see our 'Prices' page for more information.

Half day canoe hire trips through to 5\6 day camping trips are catered for. We can advise on the most suitable stretches of the river to match your skills and experience and provide all the necessary information (campsites, B&B's etc).

Half Day, Full Day and Two Day Canoeing Trips
  Trip Distance Time
Half Day 1 Glasbury - Hay 5 miles 2-3 hrs
Half Day 2 Hay - Whitney 5 miles 2-3 hrs
Full Day Glasbury - Hay - Whitney 10 miles 4-6 hrs
Two Day\Weekend Day 1: Glasbury - Hay - Whitney
Day 2: Whitney - Bycross
10 miles & 11.5miles 4-6 hrs each day
Other Options - Longer Trips

Other start points by arrangement. Please contact us for information on longer trips.

The River Wye flows through some of the finest rural scenery in England and Wales and is unique in being designated an SSSI (Site of Specific Scientific Interest) along its whole length from source to sea. The lower Wye Valley below Hereford is also designated as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Please go to our 'Links' page for more information.