Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities around the River Wye, Symonds Yat & Forest of Dean

We provide outdoor adventure activities for individuals, couples, families, groups, and businesses. Sessions are typically either day or half day blocks from 9:30-12:30 or 13:30-16:30.
For a multi-activity outdoor pursuits break please contact us and we can arrange a package suited to your needs.

Special Tipi Hire rates are available for schools, scouts, guides, woodcraft folk midweek, we can set up on the Biblins, Bracelands or any other site in the area.

Canoeing & Kayaking sessions and trips

Learn to paddle your canoe better than a North American Indian or beat the Eskimos at kayaking. We do full or half day sessions, these can be done on one area of the river or as a river trip. The basics are taught before setting off, then skills are introduced and practised using fun games. All river trips run through some fun little rapids though they are mostly beautiful flat water. Our expert instructors will be on hand to instruct, guide and put people back in their boats if they visit the fishes! Contact us now to arrange your group activities.

Rock Climbing or Abseiling

Take on the cliffs of Symonds Yat Rock with fantastic forest surroundings and lovely rock formations all around. Climbing provides great team-spirit and encourages people to challenge themselves and support each other in a safe adventure environment. Abseiling sessions also encourage great team spirit and descending a cliff by rope is a great skill and experience to have, providing a huge sense of achievement.


Raft-building is a brilliant fun activity for groups and one of the best for groups larger than 10 who want to all be involved together, requiring planning, team-work, clear communication and co-ordination small teams of around 4-6 construct rafts to compete in a challenge with the other teams, our instructors will advise on your potential raft designs and teach you all the knots necessary to successfully build your craft to keep you dry on your river. After the Initial race we like to try out some team challenges on the rafts which often involve team huddles, balance exercises and inevitably a few people going for a swim before dismantling the craft at the end. For a really fun and sociable group activity contact us today.

Mountain Biking Trips In the Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is one of the best locations in the UK to go mountain biking, it has trails for all levels of group and provides a fantastic adventure. The forest is full of wildlife including Deer and Wild Boar, which can be heard grunting in the bushes. Our guides will ensure appropriate trails are used with an introductory skills lesson and equipment introduction. Advanced riders can be sure to be shown the best of what the area has to offer as out keen guides have expert local knowledge. Contact us to get things rolling.

Stand Up Paddle-boarding 'SUP'

Stand up paddle boards are super fun, providing a new way to enjoy the river, the boards are stable and it doesn't take too long for us to pass on the fundamentals and help you get moving then you can enjoy the feeling of stand up paddling with your friends on the stunning River Wye. Our sessions are about 2 hours long once you get going and are run from Ye Olde Ferrie Inne in Symonds Yat West, groups of up to 8 are possible, however if there is more of you we can do two shorter sessions, at the same time the other group can go for a walk or have some lunch on the pub terrace whilst watching the antics. Contact us now to get booked in before it's too late.