Severn & Wye

Information if you are planning on visiting Central England to complete your DofE expedition along the Rivers Severn and Wye.

Contact us

Central England Regional Office
Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road
Sutton Coldfield
B75 5BL

T: 0121 308 9470
E: [email protected]


Below you will find our current campsite lists for the River Severn and the River Wye. Please note that these lists are not exhaustive and there may be other campsites available that are not on these lists. We try to keep the campsite lists updated however if you come across any differing information please let us know and we will be happy to amend the documents.

Campsites on the River Severn

Campsites on the River Wye

Planning your expedition

The Rivers Severn and Wye are considered wild country by the DofE.

Teams planning to use the Severn and Wye should be aware that river conditions can change very rapidly, teams should check the Environment Agency Flood Line and water levels charts in the weeks and days leading up to their expeditions

Expeditions journeying from Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye

Please be aware that Upper Glas-y-bont Common is owned by Powys Council Council and arrangements for canoe access have been made in liaison with the owners of the land downstream. This relates only to the section of the River Wye from Glasbury to Hay-on-Wye.

Launching of canoes and kayaks is permitted from the common between the hours of 10am and 4pm. DofE leaders should make sure that journeys are planned to be off that section of the river Wye between Glasbury and Hay no later than 5pm.

Read the Powys Code of Conduct which was in place until 30th March 2018. Until the updated Code of Conduct has been produced please continue to use and follow this document if your journey includes this section of the river.

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