Ross on Wye to Kerne Bridge Canoe & Kayak Route Description
Our Ross on Wye to Kerne Bridge canoe or kayak trip is perfect for any group just wanting a half day paddle (roughly 2.5 hours). The route is a very easy one, suitable for all levels of paddler. Once you arrive at Kerne Bridge, you’ll be able to land at the public site and walk a few meters to the Inn on the Wye just in time for lunch.
Ross-on-Wye (Welsh: Rhosan ar Wy) is a historic market town situated in the Welsh borders with easy access from the M50 motorway. It is dominated by the church spire and situated high on a sandstone cliff overlooking a large loop in the beautiful River Wye. The name “Ross-on-Wye” is derived from the Welsh or Celtic for ‘a promontory’ and the ‘on Wye’ part was added in 1931.
Launch and Landing Points
The launch point in Ross-on-Wye is at the steps on left hand bank, 100m below the Hope and Anchor pub. There is parking close by.
The landing point in Kerne Bridge is on the left hand bank, 800m below the bridge. There is a car park and picnic site here and no permission is required to launch.
Canoeing and Kayaking from Ross on Wye to Kerne Bridge
Distance: 5.5 miles
Time: 2.5 hours in a canoe or kayak
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- Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
- Buoyancy aids
- Waterproof barrel
- River Map
- Recovery by minibus or taxi to your vehicle / start point
- Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off