Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth

Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth Bridge Route Description

Canadian Canoeing or kayaking from Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth makes a great two day trip, stopping at Symonds Yat overnight.This route takes in all of the best aspects of the Wye Valley, incorporating the striking cliffs of Symonds Yat and the tranquil wooded valleys either side.

It is a great trip for the slightly more adventurous paddlers who wish to make a whole weekend break out of it.

Ross on Wye to MonmouthKerne Bridge, a few miles downstream of Ross-on-Wye

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.

Stopping at Symonds Yat is for patrons only, on the left hand side of the river. We would recommend the Saracens Head for food and accommodation.

The landing point in Monmouth is on the right hand side before the bridge at Monmouth Rowing Club. There is free parking here.

Canoeing and Kayaking from Ross on Wye to Monmouth

Distance: 21 miles
Time: 2 day trip

Day 1: Ross on Wye to Symonds Yat

Distance: 13 miles
Time: 5 hours in a canoe or kayak

Day 2: Symonds Yat to Monmouth

Distance: 8 miles
Time: 3 hours in a canoe or kayak


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What’s included?

  • Boat hire, either canoe or kayak depending on your preference
  • Paddles
  • Buoyancy aids
  • Waterproof barrel
  • River Map
  • Recovery by minibus or taxi to your vehicle / start point
  • Safety brief and basic instruction before setting off