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Want To Canoe?

River Wye | Racquety Farm, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
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Fantastic canoeing

We had a great day canoeing from Hay down to Preston. The sun was shining and the river was all... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
Pondy777
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
A wonderful Saturday on the River Wye

When looking for a company to do a guided canoe trip on the Wye, Want to canoe was one of the... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
downsouth383
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Canoeing on the River Wye We invite you to 'get away from it all' and discover the beauty of the River Wye. The Wye is one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate, without restriction, for over 100 miles. It meanders through picturesque countryside to where it joins the River Severn at Chepstow and is well populated with wild life. Herons, Cormorants, Kingfishers, Swans and Otters are frequently seen. This peaceful setting is the ideal place to spend a few hours, a day or even a week. Hire a canoe. Leave your car on our free riverside car-park. Take a picnic (we provide barrels)... ...then canoe downstream. We will pick you up, Free of Charge, from one of the designated access points and return you to your car. Should you have any distance to travel to return home, bring along a change of clothing in case you get wet! Wear something old to paddle in, together with old trainers, sandals or 'crocs' - NO WELLINGTONS. Don't forget your sun-cream and hat if it is sunny. If you decide to go for a few days or a week we can provide you with details of camp-sites and directions to the nearest pub for an evening meal. Again, we pick you up at the end of your holiday and bring you back to Hay and your car. For those who prefer home comforts, there are a few B&B establishments along the Wye. (It is advisable for people to have had some experience before going on the river - particularly those taking children).
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River Wye | Racquety Farm, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We had a great day canoeing from Hay down to Preston. The sun was shining and the river was all sparkly and magical. Aubrey and Clare made sure we were well looked after and were very flexible as we had to canoe a day later...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

When looking for a company to do a guided canoe trip on the Wye, Want to canoe was one of the companies that came up on the internet search engine we all so like to use. I must admit they were not my initial choice...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

We are an older couple with our own kayaks, and we googled without much success for one-way canoe transport on the Wye. Finally we decided to take our chances at Hay. We accidentally stumbled across Want to Canoe when looking for a launching spot. What...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

We were a group of 8 and we had a great time canoeing although non of us had done it before! We had two guides with us and they were really nice and patient (Not sure how many times the boats got stuck and they...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We came for another family canoeing trip, this time with the dog too and as always we had the best time and this was all down to Clare, Aubrey and the team. Even had doggy lifejackets for Frankie! We did the Hay to Whitney stretch,...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Everything about our morning canoeing down the Wye, organised through Want to Canoe? was perfect. We were greeted by very friendly staff in a lovely setting with some special extra touches to make the start of the adventure just that little bit more special. Nice...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Spent the afternoon canoeing down the Wye. Beautiful scenery although did not spot any of the wildlife that we were hoping to. Nice welcome with a cup of tea and easy to follow instructions before you set off. Recommend highly.

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

We had a tremendous day with Ollie on the river. We all loved it. From the moment you're greeted by Claire and the team to the final farewell I can't fault it. Yes, it's not cheap. Yes, there are lots of other things you could...More

Thank docib
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Well, it is easy to explain! Everything was flawless. We experienced safe, yet entertaining river canoeing with instructor/guide Ollie. The whole set up is fantastic value, with a nice balance between instruction/ and playful river fun. You don't even need a sunny day, our trip...More

Thank Stu W
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Just completed a fab morning boating on the Wye. Friendly warm welcome, nice cup of tea on arrival. Easy to find location with car park and toilets. Quickly sorted kit out and simple demonstration before a brilliant gentle paddle down the Wye and ended with...More

Thank Rob H
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Angela T
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Clare F | Property representative |
Hi there, we don't have a postcode that will bring you directly to our office... navigate to Bridge Street, Hay on Wye and then look for our big blue signs! :)
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Shaun D
August 30, 2016|
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Response from Clare F | Property representative |
Hi Shaun, it's generally ok but advisable to book ahead during busier time, school holidays, weekends and bank holidays, hope to see you soon! Clare :)
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Tanya G
August 14, 2015|
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Response from Clare F | Property representative |
Yes you can! We provide dog-buoyancy aids and other useful things like foam squares for the bottom of the canoe and water-bowls to take with you to make your canoe trip as comfortable as possible for you and your four legged... More
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