River activities and Tipi / Bell tent Adventures
Come and have a great adventure with us. Have a look at our river trip options, our Tipi/Bell tent camp setups and our DIY BBQ delivery services.
We offer a good range of options to fit in with group travel times, below you will find a great trip to best fit your group, weekend Tipi/Bell tent hire is a very popular option with all the trips described below, you can check in from 2pm on the Friday. We only have to meet and introduce the first arrivals of each group so don't worry if you can't all make it at the same time.
Feeling adventurous? Kerne Bridge or Huntsham Bridge Canoe trips on the Saturday can be followed by the Whitebrook trip on the Sunday. Both of which include the famous Symonds Yat rapids and a lunch stop at the Ye Olde Ferry inn! All trips are guided so you can relax and learn some paddle skills along the way for the best customer experience, from £50pp.
1. Choose A River Wye Canoe Trip
Huntsham Bridge - 7 Miles
This is the best short day canoe trip available on the River Wye it has amazing scenery, a great lunch stop and Symonds Yat Rapids. The timings allow you time to get to us with an easy morning too. It runs along the border and the woods join the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), salmon jump, kingfishers fish and swans bob around, stop for a pub lunch at Ye Olde Ferrie Inne or a picnic on routeShort Day: 11:30 - 16:00 Price: Guided canoe trip from £50pp
Kerne Bridge - 14.5 miles
Also known as the famous 'Wye Tour' route, the birthplace of British tourism for good reason
Keen adventurers this is for you, wonderful scenery, plentiful wildlife, splashing and chatting, pub lunch or picnic, and the famous Symonds Yat rapids. The best full day canoe trip on the River Wye, great for you if you are staying close by or in our tipis and are keen to be up fairly early.Full Day: 08:45 - 16:00 Price: Guided canoe trip from £60pp
Whitebrook 5 miles
This is a wonderful leisurely little Wye canoe journey with loads of variety, there lots of speedy shallows, a rock garden, nice beach, The Boat Inn in half way and tons of Salmon and kingfishers. The best option if you want to arrive with us in the afternoon, also great if you want a leisurely trip on a Sunday morning.Half day:everyday 13:30-16:30 transport back for 17:00 approx & Sundays 10:45-14:00 Price: Guided canoe trip £45pp
2. Choose A Tipi Tent Or Bell Tent Camp
Choose from a SIMPLE or COMFORT style Tipi tent or Bell tent setup at our Tipi Meadows, relax and enjoy the facilities for the whole weekend.
Our Tipi Meadows is a beautiful meadow situated on the banks of the River Wye near Monmouth. It’s only 15 minutes walk into town and 10 to Monmouth Canoe Centre. Each group has their own private pitch, with a large gap between other camps. Each pitch includes a fire pit, a picnic table, simple benches and a water station. Our Tipis come equipped with coir (cococut) matting and simple yoga chairs, both creating comfort and ambience. Our setup provide a fantastic communal space for you and your friends! Each pitch includes a large canvas outdoor dining shelters, which are perfect for cooking under and hosting BBQs. .
Our Tipi Meadows now includes a purpose built toilet and shower building which is serviced regularly. Please have a look at Useful Info for onsite and local facilities
The SIMPLE setup compromises of tipis and bell tents suitable for social and accommodation space. Included on the pitch is a large canvas dining shelter, large picnic benches, an outdoor fireplace with wooden benches, we also supply 1 bag of logs per booking and a bag of kindling. Our Tipis & Bell tents come furnished with coconut matting and sheepskin rugs.You will need to bring your own warm sleeping bag/pillow/sleeping mat.
Capacity: Capacity: These will sleep up to 5 people, so if there is 12 in your group we will give you 2 bell tents and a tipi
Price: 2 nights £74pp
Our COMFORT pitches are perfect for larger groups and include upgraded facilities to provide additional comfort for your guests. Pitches include a dedicated communal tipi as a social space including rag rugs and yoga chairs. Bell tents will provided as sleeping accommodation, these will include coconut matting, sheepskin rugs and comfy sleeping mats (Vango COMFORT 7.5). Your pitch will also be upgraded with a large canvas dining shelter. Solar lanterns will in provided throughout your pitch as well as a drinking water station.You need to bring your own warm sleeping bag/pillow.
Capacity: Bell tents will be set up to sleep 5 people plus the communal tipi, so if there's 12 in your group we will give you 3 bell tents and a communal tipi. Price: 2 nights £104pp
3. Choose DIY BBQ deliveries
BookingsTo Book on a River Wye Canoeing & Camping Trip, provide your details and group info using our Get In Touch form.
Camping mat (airbeds are not advisable as they take too much space), Sleeping bag, Pillow, Torch, Wash kit, water bottle, Warm jacket & a hat as the evenings can be cold.
If you are in COMFY Tipis:
Sleeping bag, Pillow, Torch, Wash kit, water bottle, Warm jacket & a hat as the evenings can be cold.
A camping cooking kit if you are not having the DIY BBQ deliveries for all of your stay is a good idea.
It's best to wear shorts, t-shirt and old trainers(not flip flops), take along a fleece, a waterproof jacket, any emergency medication you may require such as inhalers or epi pens, cash for lunch if you are stopping off, a water bottle and some snacks to keep you going. A dry storage barrel is provided for each canoe so you can put your spare jumper, jacket etc in there whilst canoeing to ensure they keep dry. Anything you take along with you is your responsibility. You may get wet so have a change of clothes and a towel in the car to change into afterwards. For colder months (March, April, September and) is best to wear outdoor / sports trousers and or waterproof trousers.