A major tributary of the River Severn, the scenery along the River Wye is amongst the most beautiful and dramatic in Britain.
In its higher reaches it is popular with canoeists and rafters. It is famous for its salmon fishing.
Although only occasionally visited by motor yachts and cruisers it has a thriving local boat club at Chepstow (see Bristol Channel).
The River Wye is uncharted above Chepstow and although it is tidal for some distance beyond, navigation in the higher reaches should not be attempted without expert local knowledge.
The entrance to the Wye is spanned by a continuation of the Severn Bridge.|
It is only accessible around local high tide. Clearance heights for bridges and power lines need checking.
Navigation in these waters requires adequate coastal experience
Up-to-date charts, a knowledge of tides and daily tidal information are essential.
Because of the extreme tidal range, the River Wye dries to mud and rocks with steeply inclined banks.
A few mid-stream pools remain and one, north of the entrance where the Severn Bridge crosses the Wye, may be used as a bolthole on a passage between Avonmouth and Sharpness.
For further information about Chepstow see Ports of Call and Bristol Channel.
( 52° 04' N; 002°13' W )
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