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River Wye | Racquety Farm, Hay-on-Wye, Wales
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Hard work!

Boyfriend and I canoed down the wye to the boat inn. Staff were very helpful, well organised and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth B
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Great day out with top service from the want to canoe team

A few of us wanted to try a paddle down the Wye so we called here and were glad we did . Everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tomarnold1
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Hereford, 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 2 days ago via mobile

Boyfriend and I canoed down the wye to the boat inn. Staff were very helpful, well organised and friendly. They seemed to really know their stuff. I have never canoed before but it didn’t take long to learn. £50 for two people (one canoe) but...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few of us wanted to try a paddle down the Wye so we called here and were glad we did . Everything was A first class experience from arrival on site at the beginning to the pub at the end , and of course...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The young enthusiastic team who run this business would succeed at anything they turned their hands to. I’m convinced of that. What do we like? Clear unambiguous communications/booking. Delicious locally roasted “black mountain coffee”, superb instruction and trusted safety. For me, it was a father...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From our very first email enquiry right through to our exceptional experience on the day, Claire and the team at ‘want to canoe’ could not have been more helpful, supportive and professional. The set up by the river is smooth and efficient, and so welcoming....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Father and daughter weekend. Spoke to Clare last minute who couldn’t have been more helpful. Offered to collect us from Whitney back to Hay and then we could canoe back. As planned her husband Aubrey picked us up, we met Clare and the lads gave...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a 5 mile canoe trip online via Clare who was really helpful. It was for my boyfriends birthday weekend away and he loves outdoor activities such as this! We arrived and had a great briefing before being kitted up. We took our patterdale...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful afternoon paddling down the Wye. We saw lots of birds including the flash of a kingfisher. Aubrey and Claire couldn't have been more charming or helpful when we booked, when they sent us off and when they retrieved us from the...More

Thank Stephen M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have to be careful when reviewing that I'm not reviewing Hay, or the river, or the weather- all of which was picture perfect during our visit. In terms of the service provided, we couldn't have been more pleased. From the phone calls placed before...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

So glad that I dropped in to inquire about going on the river with this company Amazing time on the beautiful River Wye So much fun I returned the next day for another trip!!!! Don’t miss it!! Lisa was AWESOME!!!!

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Angela T
23 July 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
29 August 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
14 August 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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