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.
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 club house (including showers, changing rooms and toilets) will be out of bounds when the club’s junior rowers are training. These sessions are normally an the weekend from midday to 5pm and weekday sessions – Monday 5pm – 8pm, Wednesday 5pm – 8pm and Friday 5pm – 7pm (This to comply with the Club’s & British Rowing’s safeguarding children policies). 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.
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 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.
We do not allow campfires. If you would like to BBQ please get in touch after booking to discuss this.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Rules of the River are therefore keep to your right to help avoid collisions.