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In 2016, British Canoeing acquired a piece of land on the banks of the River Wye in a quiet village of Hoarwithy. The site, split into two fields with access to the road, will enable safe landing and launch for paddlers on one of the country’s most popular rivers for canoeing, roughly half way between Ross on Wye and Hereford.

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The River Wye is one of England’s most popular rivers; each year thousands of people enjoy journeying through the beautiful scenery. Often it is the place where individuals or families get their first experience of a river trip through the many commercial hire providers.

In 2016, the opportunity to acquire a piece of land on the River Wye arose. ‘Toll Paddock’ offered the potential for a guaranteed access point for launching, egress or a stop off, approximately half way between Ross on Wye and Hereford. British Canoeing secured the freehold on the land at auction and is now working hard with local volunteers and neighbouring land owners to manage the plot in the best interests of paddlers and the local community.

British Canoeing is proud to be a stakeholder on the River Wye, it is committed to being a responsible land owner and care for the land so that people can enjoy it’s beautiful location for generations to come. We are pleased to be working closely with Fox Rural and the Old Harp Fishery to allow angling to take place from the river bank. Through mutual respect, both partners can enjoy all the site has to offer.

Toll Paddock is a fantastic resource for the whole paddling community, so please enjoy and respect the land and its neighbours.

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By boat, the land is situated on river right, immediately after the road bridge into the village of Hoarwithy. There is a gravel beach approximately 200m along the bank where canoeists should land.

From the road, the site can be accessed via a gate on the right hand side of the road before crossing from the south side of the bridge. Please do not park in the gateway and be careful on the narrow road.

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Paddlers are welcome to land at Hoarwithy at anytime and should use the gravel beach (river right) as the safest means of access.

Access to park and launch on the land can be arranged by contacting the Symonds Yat Management Group, [email protected]

The land at Hoarwithy is available for paddlers use for discreet wild camping. This is strictly by prior arrangement only, due to strict restrictions on usage of the land. Therefore in order to manage this, wild camping will only permitted on designated dates throughout the year.

We are currently able to offer camping and parking on site for 28 days a year (government restrictions on land use). 


2023 Dates

16, 17 and 18 June

8, 9, 22 and 23 July

4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 27 and 28 August


Other dates may be available on request for camping and more dates may become available if there is no demand on the advertised dates. We do change the gate code regularly so you must contact us before you visit.

There are currently no facilities at Toll Paddock except a water tap. Paddlers wishing to make use of the land MUST contact in advance to arrange. [email protected]

There will be a reduced fee of £3pppn for British Canoeing members; and affiliated clubs and registered youth groups. Non British Canoeing members are £6pppn. Please bring your membership cards/club affiliation with you.

All proceeds for camping and parking go towards the maintenance of the site ensuring it can be kept open for paddlers. Any further donations to support the upkeep of Toll Paddock are greatly welcomed!

PLEASE NOTE: Camping and river access is also available next door at Tresseck Farm with access to rubbish disposal, proper toilets and pitches. 

Canoeists are made very welcome at Tresseck. Users of Toll Paddock must by no means use any of the facilities at Tresseck. They are strictly for Tresseck campsite users only.

British Canoeing is pleased to be working in partnership with Old Harp Fishery to allow angling from our land. All users of the site are asked to be respectful and courteous to each other.

Fishing at Hoarwithy should be arranged in advance by contacting Fox Rural
([email protected])