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 camps and our DIY BBQ service delivery.

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.

1. Choose River Wye canoe trips

Select your River Wye canoe trips The Kerne bridge or Huntsham Bridge trips on the Saturday can be followed by the Whitebrook trip on the Sunday. Canoe Hire is possible for small experienced groups, guided trips are from £33pp.

Huntsham Bridge - 7 Miles

Huntsham Bridge to Monmouth, Short day canoe trip, 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 route

Short Day: 11:30 - 16:00

Kerne Bridge - 14.5 miles

Full day canoe trip, Kerne Bridge to Monmouth

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

Whitebrook 5 miles

Monmouth to Whitebrook, half day trip

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 ish & Sundays 10:45-14:00

2. Choose your Tipi/Bell tent camp set-up

Select from a SIMPLE or COMFORT Tipi/Bell tent camp for the weekend or just 1 night.

Our Tipi-Bell tent camp is situated in a beautiful meadow on the river side on the edge of Monmouth. It’s only 15 minutes walk into town and 10 to Monmouth Canoe Centre.

Each group has their own area, with a large gap to other camps, a fire pit, a picnic table, benches and water container. On each site, one of your Tipi will have an internal fire pit, so you can enjoy a campfire even if it rains! We provide outdoor shelters for large groups with the BBQ option and if you choose the "COMFORT"set-up.

There are only portable toilet facilities on site. Please have a look at 'additional info' at the bottom of the page

SIMPLE setup

The SIMPLE setup compromises of tipis and bell tents for social and accommodation space. Included is your own area with outdoor shelter, outdoor fire place with wooden benches, picnic tables, 1 bag of logs per tent per night and a bag of kindling. Tipis & bell tents come furnished with coconut matting and sheepskins.

You need to bring your own warm sleeping bag/pillow/sleeping mat.

Capacity: These will sleep up to 5, so if there is 12 in your group we will give you three tents including at least 1 fire tipi

COMFORT setup

These are also set up with coir matting, sheepskins and upgraded with comfy sleeping mats. We also provide an extra dedicated communal social tent over the SIMPLE setup, furnishing the communal Tipi with yoga chairs to sit around the fire, a fire grate and a kettle. Your site will also be upgraded with a large canvas outdoor shelter. You need to bring your own warm sleeping bag/pillow.

Capacity: These are set up for up to 5 people per tent for accomodation plus the communal tipi.

3. Choose DIY BBQ deliveries

Decide whether you would like to take advantage of our excellent DIY BBQ delivery service at your camp and have everything taken care of for you. Choose from evening only or evening plus breakfast the next day. All you need to do is sort yourselves with your evening drinks, maybe some nibbles and dessert if you wish. It's excellent food from our local butcher and bread fresh from the bakery.
So to get your River Wye canoe & tipi break under way, CONTACT US now. Include your preferences and details about your group, how many, age range, if it is a special occasion, arrival time and when you need to leave.

FAQ's

1What shall I bring to stay in tipis?
If you are in SIMPLE Tipis:

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.

2What should I wear and take canoeing/kayaking?

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.