place for information on Ross-on-Wye and the Wye Valley
CANOEING AND KAYAKING ON THE RIVER WYE
and kayaking on the River Wye is a popular local activity, mainly
during the summer months but it is also an all year round activity
for the more hardy and adventurous. You can either use your own
craft or canoes can be hired to make the journey, which you may
like to take a few days to complete, camping along the route.
You can, of course, do only part of the journey, hiring a canoe
for a day or part day.
intention here on Wyenot is to film the River Wye from Hereford
to Symonds Yat - a total distance of about 55 miles and, so that
I can get the camera gear on board, I am doing that from my small
inflatable boat but the journey is the same, whatever craft chosen.
So far, I have only covered Ross-on-Wye to Symonds Yat - a distance
of about 15 miles by river which takes about six hours and includes
beautiful views of Wilton Bridge, Wilton and Goodrich Castles
Kerne Bridge, the Lydbrook Viaduct and Huntsham Bridge. I will
film the other parts of the full route over the coming year as
time and filming conditions allow.
on the River Wye: Ross-on-Wye to Symonds Yat.
only fast water place to look out for between Ross and Symonds
Yat is under Kerne Bridge, where it is advisable to keep to the
left of the island once under the bridge.
have made two attempts at filming Ross to Symonds Yat. The first
time Tina and I shared the boat, making it cramped for filming
and the water was too low for my particular boat and I ended up
walking and pulling the boat along at times. I shot most of that
film as a photomotion, using still images as this was easiest
to do in the cramped conditions. It shows the river scenery well
but the film above, which I shot alone, using ordinary video is
perhaps easier to watch and is, to a point, narrated.
made a mistake in the narration, saying 'herons' on
the pylon at Pencraig. Blame my eye sight. They are cormorants,
which are not solitary birds but you do also see lots of herons
en-route. I'm not going change the narration though as there is
far too much work involved, so I thought I would mention it here