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Hoarwithy to Ross-on-Wye

As mentioned previously on the Hereford to Hoarwithy guide, this location has a good campsite and excellent pub only meters away, this is an ideal location to start or use to camp at along your river trip.


The picturesque village of Hoarwithy is known for it’s magnificant church. The church of St Catherine is recognised by architectural historians for it’s Romanesque design, completely unlike any other in Herefordshire.The rest of the village is an beautiful example of an English village. It is home to a three-storey toll house and an iron bridge and quintessential black and white houses.


Ross-on-Wye (Welsh: Rhosan ar Wy) is a historic market town situated in the Welsh borders and is on the end of the M50 motorway. It is dominated by the church spire and situated high on a sandstone cliff overlooking a large loop in the beautiful River Wye. The name “Ross-on-Wye” is derived from the Welsh or Celtic for ‘a promontory’ and the ‘on Wye’ part was added in 1931.

Bridge House Restaurant. B&B. Landing outside (access on foot to Bridge House). Tel 01989 562655

White Lion Inn. Pub, B&B, limited informal camping BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY.

NB – rowing crews may be racing or training on this section.

Canoeing and Kayaking between Hoarwithy and Ross-on-Wye

Distance: 10.75 miles

Time: 4-5 hours in a canoe or kayak

Facilities in these locations