Map one - Glasbury to Hoarwithy
This strip map is for anyone wanting to explore the River Wye by canoe or kayak and is packed with lots of useful information. Designed by canoeists for canoeists, it is very much a “hands on” map – waterproof and easy to use whilst paddling down the river – it even floats! It shows all the essential paddling tips and hints, including get in and out ramps, camping spots and pubs.
The map is clear to read at a large scale of : 1:36,000.
If you combine it with map two then you will have all of the 161km of the most popular canoeing stretch of the river from Glasbury to Chepstow. This is a "strip map" - split into 4 convenient sections, with each map showing the river and the countryside on each side of the river.
The base map uses Ordnance Survey geodata which has been edited and enhanced to show all the essential information you should need on your trip. It shows, roads, towns, villages, footpaths, rivers, streams, lakes, churches, farms, houses woods and hills. Physical relief is shown with a contour interval of 10m.
Canoeing information is highlighted with colour boxes and symbols to show recommended launch sites, rapids, campsites, pubs, cafes and canoe hire bases. There are very brief guidance notes to help you when paddling on the river Wye and essential information for key rapids like at Symonds Yat. If you are planning a multi-day trip down the Wye or even to run the entirety of it then you need this map to help you plan!