Boots & Paddles

Enjoy a full day exploring part of the Wye Valley an area of outstanding natural beauty. This experience is completed both by foot and by canoe.

Looking up the River Wye back at Monmouth

The first of these exciting new experiences will include a walk from Redbrook to the Kymin, this is a moderate walk with open meadows with a steady climb but well worth it for the fantastic views across Monmouthshire and the Black Mountains, before dropping down into Monmouth where you will enjoy your lunch by the River Wye before finishing the circular route via a gentle paddle in an open Canadian canoe along the river Wye back to your vehicles at Redbrook. You then have the option to cross over the old railway bridge to visit the Boat inn who offer a selection of local ales (some of which are still served direct form the barrels at the back of the bar) and ciders as well as good meals, it originally began life as a hostelry for the river watermen. Though if you are a chip lover you will not find them being served in the Boat Inn.

No experience is required. You will be accompanied on both the walk and canoe trip by our qualified and professional instructors.

Reasonable fitness level required

Min age: 10

Cost: £80pp discount for 4 or more booking

Maximum people :12

Redbrook is situated on the Gloucestershire side of the River Wye and along with many other small villages along the Wye Valley was once an important industrial centre with the Redbrook Tinplate Co. which had a world famous reputation for its high quality products closing in 1962. Redbrook also used to be a small port used for shipping various products down river. The old iron railway bridge though closed in 1964 remains in place across the river enabling you work over to the popular Boat Inn on the opposite side stopping half way across to admire the view both up and down the river Wye.

The Kymin or Kymin Hill over looks Monmouth with some great views to the Black mountains and sugar loaf, on a really clear day it is possible to see Pen-y-Fan the largest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. The Naval Temple quirky but small was the first monument to Admiral Lord Nelson and other admirals was built during the Napoleonic Wars was finished in 1801 by public subscription and is Britain’s oldest monument to the Royal Navy. The Round House was created for picnic’s more and completed in 1776 more than 200 years ago. And is to day used for Weddings.

Photo credits: Kenny from Kenny’s Taxis and Way2go Adventures