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Ross on Wye to Welsh Bicknor

This is a particularly nice stretch between two lovely locations. From the river Wye you have a good view of Goodrich Castle, a great attraction for all ages.



This historic market town is situated in the Welsh borders, 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.d


Welsh Bicknor

Canoe on the Wye near Kerne BridgeWelsh Bicknor is located in the heart of the Forest of Dean. Despite it's name, Welsh Bicknor is actually not in Wales, but in Herefordshire.It's name refers back to when it was a detached parish of Monmouthshire. Much of the parish's history is involved with the large manor house. You can also find a Youth Hostel here.


Canoeing and Kayaking between Ross on Wye and Welsh Bicknor

Distance: 8.25 miles

Time: 3-4 hours in a canoe or kayak

Facilities in these locations