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Things to Do

  Bring your own kayak or canoe, or hire from the brilliant Hereford Canoe Hire who are based onsite.  With a dedicated launch and steps down to the beach it’s one of the best places on the Wye to land and launch.

The campsite launch point is ideal for paddle boarding.  With the beach available during normal river levels it makes access to the river perfect for this fun sport. We even have electricity to blow the board up if that helps!

Situated in the heart of the breath-taking and unparalleled Wye Valley, there are numerous circular walks from the campsite for all ages and abilities.  Maps for these excellent walks, with distances and walking times, are available from the campsite office.

  With plenty of footpaths and riverside walks, there are lots of trails to wear the pooch out!  And adjacent to the campsite we have a dog walking loop!  Please keep dogs on a lead at all times in the campsite, and where directed to do so.

Camping isn’t real camping without a campfire!  We provide logs, kindling, matches and plenty of fire pit areas to help create that perfect camping experience.  You just provide the marshmallows!

  With 300m of fishing rights along the banks of the River Wye, the campsite is ideal for experienced and budding fishermen alike!  For more info and costs click here.

  Wild swimming is in vogue!  The river current should never be underestimated, but the beach provides wonderful river access for paddling toddlers through to wild swimmers.  We can’t guarantee the temperature though!  Great tips here for newbies.

  Quiet country lanes, albeit with a few hills! are a great way to see the countryside and get some wonderful Herefordshire fresh air.  Cycling to the local pubs provides extra motivation!

    Excellent value onsite food & drink, or local pubs within walking distance ensure all those calories you’ve burned off can be comfortably replaced!

    We love hosting family groups and have fenced-off areas for everyone to camp together in their own area with a firepit.  For more information on our family Zones please click here.

   We also love hosting Scouts, DofE, school and church groups.  With plenty of space to play sports such rounders, cricket, football, tug-of-war, or the river to splash around in, the campsite is the perfect base.  Do call us if you have any questions – we’d be delighted to help 🙂

Other Family Activities to try (travel time by car):

  • Weston’s Cider have been producing the finest Herefordshire cider since 1878.  With cider mill tours, excellent café and kiddies play park this is must visit attraction  – 15 mins

  • If wine is more your thing, there are two superb award winning vineyards:

  • Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history and spectacular views from the battlements, Goodrich Castle promises a great day out for everyone – 20 mins

  • For axe throwing, archery, paintballing and other crazy activities then The Viking Games is worth checking out! – 20 mins 

  • The Amazing Maze Hedge Puzzle at Symonds Yat also has a Butterfly Zoo 15 mins

  • The Little Blue Elephant Play Cafe is a great wet weather option for little ones – 20 mins

  • For excellent biking for all levels do check out Pedalabikeaway in the magnificent Forest of Dean – 25 mins

  • Hereford Cathedral is a stunning Grade I listed building. The cathedral has the largest library of chained book in the world, and also its most famous treasure, the Mappa Mundi, a medieval map of the world created around 1300 by Richard of Holdingham – 20 mins

  • Just 15 mins walk from the campsite is Plantation Villa Retreat Centre offering yoga and meditation twice a day.  Do feel free to pop in and enjoy their therapeutic style of yoga and one of their wonderful massages after a hard days canoeing!

  • Finally, do visit the excellent Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire and Visit Herefordshire websites for an extensive list of things to see, places to eat, trip ideas and local activities.