River Wye Water Sports

Kayaking, Canoeing & Stand Up Paddleboarding in Gloucestershire

Enjoy various water sports in Gloucestershire from canoeing on the River Wye to sailing at the Cotswold water park. There are options for people of all abilities from novices to experts.

Why not learn a new skill while on the counties waterways? The river Wye, in particular, has many companies catering for beginners.

Water Sports

There are opportunities to participate in many water-based activities in the county. 

Canoeing or Kayaking is a popular option in solo or groups, some places even allow you to ride with a dog in the boat for a dog-friendly adventure. Paddleboarding is a fun activity offered in a few activity centres locally and looks great fun.


The National Diving and Activity Centre near Chepstow offers a range of activities for people of all abilities. Their core offering is diving but offers a range of other water-based activities. 


The team at Way2Go Adventures in the Forest of Dean offer a range of water sports options for people to enjoy. They cater to guests of all abilities and can also provide team building days.

Ross on Wye Canoe Hire

Ross-On-Wye Canoe Hire rents out a fleet of open-top Canadian canoes for guided and self-guided​ journeys, team-building sessions and leisurely days. The River Wye plays host to an array of wildlife and has gentle sections for beginners as well as rougher waters for more experienced canoeists looking for a challenge.

Ross on Wye Canoe Hire

Enjoy a full-day canoe trip on the river Wye. Starting from Ross on Wye heading downstream to Symonds Yat. This adventure can be booked through Ross on Wye Canoe Hire. They are currently offering a special offer on a trip for 4 people. More info…

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

way to go paddle boarding

Enjoy a Two Hour Stand Up Paddleboarding Experience for One or Two at Way2Go Adventures, Way2Go adventures is a Wye Valley-based, family-run business operating intrepid excursions focused on the surrounding natural scenery, including canoeing, kayaking, raft building and Nordic walking.   About Special Offer…


For a more leisurely option near rivers or lakes, Gloucestershire has many options for you to enjoy fishing.