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Locations for Canoe and Kayak Hire

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Camlas Mynwy ac Aberhonddu - Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal


A sheltered placid waterway, ideal as a first trip for beginners, parents taking children afloar, or anyone who wants to enjoy canoeing or kayaking on placid water without rapids and weirs.  The canal is navigable from Aberhonddu – Brecon to Pont y Pŵl – Pontypool, offering 50 km of placid water canoe or kayak touring (100 km possible with return trip) mostly without locks, and with a tow path alongside providing easy access for breaks.  Read more…





Afon Gwy - River Wye 

Afon Gwy - The River Wye offers 100 miles of canoe touring, mostly on grade I water, with some short sections of grade II. Touring on the Wye offers spectacular scenery along with a number of places of interest en route. Backwaters hires canoes and kayaks for day or extended trips between Y Glas ar Wy - Glasbury and Mynwy - Monmouth. Experienced canoeists or kayakers may finish below Mynwy - Monmouth by prior arrangement. The route planner below may help you plan your itinerary. All distances are given by river from Y Glas ar Wy - Glasbury, and you will find current river-level information and weather forecasts for key points. It is recommended that you check with the camp site owners before setting off on your trip. Unless you are an experienced canoeist, we recommend that you do not attempt more than 10 - 15 miles per day.  Read more...


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Afon Hafren / The River Severn

is a free nagivation from Pool Quay to Stourport, and a BWB controlled navigation (licence needed) from Stourport to Gloucester. The official navigation offers 130 miles of canoe touring, and considerable variety. Much of the river below Pool Quay is grade I water, with some short sections of grade II and one grade III section. Below Bewdley, powered craft operate and from Stourport the nature of the river has been altered by weirs with locks to enable navigation by larger craft. While much of Afon Hafren / the River Severn flows through unspoilt countryside, the river offers a number of historcial towns, such as Yr Amwythig - Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth and other places of interest en route.

Various launching and landing points are possible along the river, to create a trip to suit your needs. Afon Hafren / The River Severn can also be incorporated into, or form the start and/or finish point for 'Waterways a la Carte'  Read more...



Waterways a la Carte


The British inland waterways network covers over 2000m (3000km) of placid man-made and improved waterways. These waterways are ideal for canoe touring, offering considerable variety; including canals built in a bygone industrial age, now used mainly for recreation, and some rivers which have been made navigable to larger craft. Some are remote and peaceful, while others are used by larger traffic, and some pass through bustling towns and cities.