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The Ross Rowing Club Campsite

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 very close (walking distance) to the town centre.

Our 2 designated camping areas are within our 12 acre site and allow for both quiet camping and an area for large groups.  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 see our Camping Terms and Conditions and prices and booking.

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 (follow the camping link) both parking and boat landing/launching for a fee.

The parking rules for campers above also apply to canoe hire companies and groups.

Toilet and shower facilities

Ablutions/toilet facilities are provided inside the club house – please note that the club house is approx. 100 meters from the camping areas.  The showers and changing rooms will be out of bounds when the club’s junior rowers are training (Monday and Wednesday 5-8pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-4.30pm).  Details of how to access the club will be sent once you have booked and paid.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

Canoe storage

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).

The Bar

The club bar is open routinely on Thursday and Friday nights and Sunday lunchtime, but may be open at other times too. Again, please ask when booking.  You are more then welcome to come in for a cold one.

Campfires, BBQs & breakfasts…

We do not allow campfires.  If you would like to BBQ please get in touch after booking to discuss this.

This year we are going to offer campers the chance to book a Rowers’ Breakfast in the club house.

Our kitchen & bar breakfast crews are drawn from our rowing squads and are entirely voluntary. All proceeds (as with the money you pay for camping) goes into our charitable (registered with the FCA, exempt charity status from HMRC) community club’s kitty to help fund the club’s running costs.

Unless you are a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten free, have a nut allergy, have some other special dietary need or are just a painfully picky eater (by all means tell us in the notes when you book and we will aim to accommodate you – we reserve the right to tease you about it) the IKEA style *breakfast options are:

  • As much tea or coffee as you can drink
  • A bacon and egg sandwich on brown or white bread
  • An egg and bacon sandwich on brown or white bread
  • An egg sandwich on brown or white bread
  • A bacon sandwich on brown or white bread
  • Anything that the club bar usually sells (J2O, crisps, nuts, chocolate, etc)

*IKEA style = we line it up on the bar, you make your own tea / coffee, construct your own sandwich. What could possibly go wrong?

Sat Nav

The postcode for Sat Navs 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 of Trenchard Street (look for the iron sign post pointing to the rowing club 290m). Follow the tarmaced surface through the gate and it will bring you to the boat house. (If you arrive when there are no members there the club gate may be locked. Your confirmation email will tell how how to get the key to unlock the gate and 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 the remains of Backney Bridge (only the large stone pillars of the old railway bridge remain), which is after you have passed Foy (attractive metal foot bridge) and before you get to Ross. Backney Bridge is approximately 3km upriver from the clubhouse.

NB. Once you pass the bridge please try and keep to the right hand side of the river.

  1. It gives a better approach to pass through the rapids (known as Sheepwash), which are about 1K upstream from the club and before you pass under the A40 road bridge.
  2. 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.
  3. The Rules of the River are therefore keep to your right to help avoid collisions.

Prices and booking