Event Details

Date(s) 19/06/2020 - 21/06/2020

Time(s)All Day


Date(s): 19th-21st June 2020

Time(s): We shall arrive on Friday and then spend all of Sat/Sun daytime paddling. Expect to be ready to leave the accommodation at 9am each day, as shuttles take a while and we want to ensure there is plenty of daylight and get off the water at a reasonable hour.

Type: Touring

Suitability: All Levels and Mixed Types of Craft

Location: South Wales in the Wye Valley

Accommodation: The club shall be using Byecross Farm Campsite, Moccas, Preston On Wye, Hereford, Herefordshire , HR2 9LJ for both days (alternatively you can book your own accommodation nearby) 

Food: Please arrange your own Friday evening meal, breakfast, lunches and plenty of drinks, and ideally a sealed tub and dry bag to transport your lunches in. On the Saturday evening if the weather is good we shall plan to go to local shop to obtain BBQ food each or otherwise find local pub/restaurant or alternatively you might like to just cook your own food.


A perfect trip for getting out there and paddling with the whole family or as an individual. The trip is a relaxed, flat water trip, suitable for all skill levels and craft types in the beautiful Wye Valley.  The river itself is perfect for beginners, being that there’s many opportunities to try out some of the skills that you may have been practising at the lido. Plus the scenery throughout the two days is awesome.There are numerous options for paddling, including the infamous Symonds Yat rapids. The trip offers opportunity to travel a good distance each day subject to the group if you are still relatively new to Paddlesports it is worth considering use of a touring kayak or doubling up in an open canoe.

Do you like a Challenge? If there is sufficient interest its possible to extend the trip to complete the Wye 100 Challenge.


The club is now open to everyone of all competency levels; should the Covid-19 situation change the club may have to return to placing a minimum competency level upon participants. Should this happen participants shall be expected to self-assess at what stage they can suitably participate. The club may increase or decrease the stage at any point so please check back against the event or guidance to check the stage before arriving at your activity. See our COVID-19 Guidance for more details on the club's different reopening stages.

Everyone should continue to:

  • You must register for sessions on arrival (including spectators and volunteers)
  • Arrive ready to paddle
  • Bring your own mask and hand sanitiser
  • Respect venue procedures and one way systems
  • Make every effort to book in advanced including spectators and volunteers as this will help us speed up the check in process
  • Payments by bank transfer are strongly advised, where cash is necessary please bring exact money
  • Masks should be worn and person limits followed in enclosed spaces such as boat stores and changing rooms
  • Please limit use to one craft per person per session and avoid sharing equipment
  • All equipment must be washed or sprayed with disinfectant after/ between uses
  • Read the Blackwater Valley Canoe Club COVID-19 Guidance
  • Adhere to the latest social distancing and official government advice
  • Read the latest Event Booking Terms regarding club activities
  • Whilst you will not be required to book equipment, please read and adhere to the latest club equipment hire and usage terms