Welcome to Ross Rowing Club Camping.
To book camping, car parking, boat launching or landing, please use the ‘Prices and Booking’ link at the bottom of the page.
Please book and pay online via the link. We no longer take cash.
You may be able to pay by card by prior arrangement in an emergency.
Camping enquiries: email@example.com
Please note the Camp site is closed from Sept 30th 2023 to allow the team to make some improvements to the facilities ahead of next years season.
Ross Rowing Club (RRC) provides the perfect setting to appreciate Ross on Wye, the river and the Wye Valley. We are situated by the river and within a short walk to the town centre.
Our two designated camping areas are within our 12 acre site, with one of the areas for quiet camping. Both camping areas are fenced off and gated to provide increased security. We are happy to accommodate RVs, mobile homes, camper vans and caravans. However, we do not have any hard standing pitches or electric hook ups. Please be aware that a public footpath runs through the field, outside of the fenced areas. Our campsite is run by volunteers who are members of Ross Rowing Club. Dogs ON LEADS AT ALL TIMES are welcome, and owners should clear up any mess immediately.
We have several CCTV cameras installed, which record for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety. Currently the camping fields are not covered by CCTV, but this will be added in the future.
Landing boats and car parking
Parking is provided within your camping booking. You may choose to drive to the club, establish base camp and leave your vehicle there when you go off to start your canoe adventure, which will bring you back to the club and your vehicle.
Campers who need to park MUST park on the fields behind the boat house (access details for the field gate are in your booking confirmation email) and NOT in the club’s rowing car park; the boat house car park is for rowing club members only.
Canoe hire companies and groups can book and pay (follow the camping link) for both parking and boat landing/launching.
The parking rules for campers above also apply to canoe hire companies and groups.
Canoeists/paddle boarders arriving by river should exit the river UPSTREAM before arrival at the steps, which are temporarily out of bounds while building work is happening. There is a chain to secure boats on the bank.
Toilet and shower facilities
Toilet and shower blocks are located in the Rowing Club car park. Washing-up sinks are situated at the right-hand end of the green toilet block. Please do not use the sinks in the toilet block for washing up.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.
Unfortunately due to vandalism, phone chargers are no longer available
Overnight storage for canoes is provided on the lawn with the flag pole (on the other side of the car park to the club house). Please leave your canoes by the sign.
Bar and Barbeque
The clubhouse bar is usually open on Friday (and some Saturdays) evenings from approximately 18.00, weather dependent, but may be open at other times too – please ask when booking. You are very welcome to purchase beer, cider, wine, soft drinks, and crisps. The barbeque is usually available on Friday evenings (weather permitting). Campers are automatically granted temporary membership of Ross Rowing Club, to allow them to purchase drinks/food from the bar in line with our licence.
There will be occasional private events using the bar, some with music that will finish at midnight.
We DO NOT allow disposable BBQs or campfires. If you would like to BBQ please get in touch after booking to discuss this.
The postcode for Sat Nav is HR9 7DD.
The campsite is directly on the River Wye , adjacent to market town of Ross-on-Wye. Within easy reach of the A40/M50.
HR9 7DD takes you to the turn off into Metcalfe Close, just off Trenchard Street (look for the iron sign post pointing to the rowing club 290m). Follow the road through the gate and it will bring you to the boat house. Your confirmation email will give you the codes to unlock the gates to gain access.
Arriving from the Wye by canoe
Most canoeists arrive from upriver (Hereford, Hoarwithy etc). You will know you are getting close when you pass through Foy (attractive metal foot bridge) and then through the remains of Backney Bridge (only the large stone pillars of the old railway bridge remain), approximately 3km upriver from the clubhouse.
NB. Once you pass the bridge please try and keep to the right hand side of the river.
- It gives a better approach to pass through the rapids, which are about 1K upstream from the club and before you pass under the A40 road bridge.
- Any rowers approaching you upstream from the club will be keeping to your left as you come downstream. Unless they are in a coxed boat they will not be able to see you as they will have their backs towards you – please shout if they have not seen you.
- The Rules of the River are therefore keep to your right to help avoid collisions.
Please proceed to either the beach before the steps or to the far end of the Rowing Club Steps to land.