Earlier on the blog I talked about my visit to Baileys Home Store in Ross-on-Wye, after which we headed to the River Wye for an afternoon of adventure. It was a gorgeous October day – perfect for soaking up the beautiful autumn scenery along the river.
We had pre-booked an afternoon of canoeing with Wye Pursuits, located in a small Herefordshire village called Kerne Bridge. Before we started, we had time for a cheeky stop at the traditional, Inn on the Wye, less than a minute’s drive from Wye Pursuits.
We began our nine mile canoe at 1.30pm; Wye Pursuits had arranged to pick up us at 5.00pm from Symonds Yat, so we could afford a nice, leisurely pace, with time to stop off on the way too. As well as making the most of the exercise, we took the time to chill out, letting the river’s current take us, whilst listening to some tunes. Being ‘low season’, we had the river practically to ourselves.
There’s a few opportunities along the way to make an easy stop and we opted for the YHA Wye Valley. If you head up the hill you can grab an ice cold beer, cider or ice cream from the hostel’s shop. We bought a few snacks at Wye Pursuits’ little shop too, but if you’re organised, take a picnic. Wye Pursuits can give you a water tight barrel to put your belongings in.
We had a really fun day and it’s inspired us to give white water rafting a go soon – it’s officially on the wish list!