Published On: June 18th, 2017Categories: River Wye, TripsTags:

The river Wye trip 2017

I was really eager to sign up and go exploring some British rivers especially the river Wye. Being a few weeks pregnant didn’t deter me and Werner and so boats were loaned, gear waterproofed and we were ready for off. Having done most of my paddling in arid South Africa to date the Wye was is quite remarkable.

Eight of us set off from Hay on Wye, Cath, Werner, Rob, Mirek, Lester, Peter and Tom and myself. The days paddle was 17 3/4 miles to Preston and with the river flowing so well we were able take it easy and enjoy being out there.  That afternoon saw the weather catch up with us and the rain was come down heavily but we reached Preston and hurriedly pitched camp.

The intrepid travellers
Taking a well earned rest


We were met with a beautiful sunrise and birdlife was prolific. It was going to be a long day covering some 27 3/4 miles.  We shared our lunch spot with some very curious cows overlooking some looming cliffs.  We paddled through Hereford and stopped for an ice cream before paddling on to Hoarwithy, our final destination.

Our thanks go to Cath for organising the event and the rest of the group for making it such a memorable event.

Author: Victoria L