The Wye Valley

The Wye Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is a protected landscape at the border of England and South Wales. Without a doubt, the Wye Valley is one of the most dramatic, beautiful and scenic landscape areas in southern Britain. The River Wye is the fifth-longest river in the UK, 215 kilometres 134 miles from source to sea.

The Paddocks Hotel is located close to the banks of the River Wye at Symonds Yat, itself a tourist attraction for those who love nature, bird watching and river activities.

River Wye Canoe Hire

Canoeing on the River Wye is suitable for all levels of ability, most of our customers have either never canoed before or have only done it a handful of times, some of our customers will return 3 or 4 times a year building up their confidence and ability and taking on longer and more difficult sections of the Wye. The River Wye is ideal for learning how to Canoe and Kayak as it is relatively narrow and during the summer, reasonably shallow in most places.

  The Paddocks Hotel
Symonds Yat West HR9 6BL
  01600 891100

Mountain Biking

Cross-Country, downhill, freeride or just ride. One can Mountain Bike from the door of the Hotel, or go to the designated mountain bike area in the Forest of Dean, with its very biker friendly café, showers, small shop and a cycle repair centre. There are also the Brecon Beacons for wide-open MTB adventures.

  Wye Valley MTB Centre
Unit 6, Martin’s Grove Business Park,
Symonds Yat West,
Ross on Wye,
Herefordshire, HR9 6BJ

The Amazing Hedge Puzzle

The Jubilee Maze is one of Britain’s most famous traditional hedge mazes, with a romantic temple at the centre and over a kilometre of hedges. It was planted by Lindsay and Edward Heyes in 1977.

Find your way then play! This maze is a great place to play tag or Marco Polo with all the family. Not up to running around? Play by stealth! There’s a viewing platform for calling directions… but who can you trust?

Wye Valley Visitor Centre
  Symonds Yat West
Herefordshire HR9 6DA
  01600 890360