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River Wye 85 Mile Challenge Route

Few journeys in Britain whether on land or water give you the chance to travel a full 85 miles. Starting from Glasbury, you will take in the beautiful scenery of England and Wales on this four day route to Redbrook. 

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The Challenge

The River Wye 85 Mile Challenge Route is our longest route. Designed to be taken on over multiple days this beautiful challenge takes you on a journey along the border of England and Wales.

The Wye is regarded as one of the finest lowland landscapes in Britain with plants and animal life of international importance. On the river you can see kingfishers, otters and salmon. In the Forest of Dean wild boar and deer roam freely. 

The route is mainly flat water with some simple grade 1 rapids and fast moving water as well as a grade 2 rapid at Symonds Yat.

Enjoy the unspolit wonders of the Wye as you challenge yourself to complete this adventure. Take on the route at a leisurely speed or try to make your way to the top of the leaderboard. Don't forget to register your completed challenge with us to receive your certificate.

Download the full information for the route, including a link to a map and GPX file:

If you would prefer a shorter day on the Wye at your leisure take a look at our seven River Wye Paddling Trails.

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Register Your Challenge!

Once you have ventured out and completed the River Wye 85 Mile Challenge Route we’d love to hear from you about your experience. You can do this by registering your challenge with us. In return we will recognise your efforts by sending you a certificate and entering your time on the national leaderboard.

Click here to register your River Wye 85 Mile Challenge details.

Ian Harris Siblings Paddling The Wye
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This is a brand new challenge! Will you be the first person to get their name on the leaderboard?!

Below is a full list of all those who have completed the challenge and registered their results with us. The list is in time order, with the fastest completion time at the top of the leaderboard.

Name of people/person/club Date of paddle Time achieved Notes

Could it be you??

Canoe The Wye Ltd Group 744 9478 Miles Nick Wells@canoethewye Co Uk