Rivers
Canoeing and Kayaking on : River Lugg

Paddle Point

This is the normal start location for the upper Lugg There is a large layby on the south side of the bridge access to the water is on the left bank downstream of the bridge

An excellent run down to Mortimer's Cross.

It should be noted that there were quite a lot of trees down when we ran it in November '14. Some could be passed, some couldn't and had to be portaged. Care definitely needed, and be aware of this when estimating how long it will take - cost us at least an hour in total.
Paddle Point
Leominster, Herefordshire HR6, UK

A slipway in the North east corner of the carpark off Arkwright close gives access to the river Lugg through the town

If using this as an exit point, the river is quite "canalised" as you approach from upstream. Pass under the obvious twin-arched old road bridge, then its about 150 meters on the right. As you round a slight right bend, you will see a white arched metal bridge ahead of you, and the exit is tucked in on the right almost as soon as you first sight this bridge, and perhaps 25m above it. Large roups should wait further upstream, and come down at intervals, as there is only space for one at a time to get out and the flow can be quite fast at this point with no other places to eddy out.
Paddle Point

Beware!

Do NOT attempt to run this weir high risk of serious injury
Portage river right into kenwater for Leominster town
Portage route is not obvious.
Proceed down right side of river to within 15 Metres of the weir and you will find a tributary entering from the right. head up this stream under the barbed wire and pull canoe up into corner of field. carry past weir and lower with ropes to the Kenwater
Paddle Point

Block stone weir, runnable at normal river levels, nice play wave below
Paddle Point

Block stone weir runnable at normal levels
Paddle Point

Block stone weir runnable at normal levels
Paddle Point

Stone weir, runnable at normal levels
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Very dangerous weir strong towback and "dragons teeth" anti scour plate
DO NOT run
(portage ok but will require care lowering boats)
portage is river left approx 20 metres upstream look for gateway alongside river
Paddle Point

Dangerous weir very strong towback complete with anti scour pillars at the base
DO NOT attempt to run (portage river right may well require ropes to safely lower boats)
Portage is River left (apologies for my earlier mistake)
Paddle Point

Mind the noise and where you park

Paddle Point

Nice trip but mind the weirs. This river falls under the Wye Navigation rights.

Paddle Point

A good launch point for a run to Leominster or if coming down from Knisham park in the layby west of river and access downstream of bridge

A very nice run down to Leominster from here, with plenty of things to keep up the interest, including some nice runnable weirs - and 3 very much not runnable! Note that there were a lot of fallen trees and strainers when run in November 14, which added significantly to the seriousness of the trip, and portaging was necessary on numerous occasions. Allow plenty of extra time, especially on short winter days.
Paddle Point
Bartestree, Herefordshire HR1, UK

Launch site for a run down the Lugg to the B4399 bridge over the Wye near Mordiford,
unload cars and park on the A4103 about 1/2mile further from Hereford.
Launch is through field gate downstream river right

Paddle Point
Hereford, UK

A good half day trip but not for beginners the river Lugg does have large numbers of trees down forming strainers and the collapsed weir near the B4224 bridge can be difficult.

Exit at the road bridge over the Wye near Mordiford

As of August 2013 the only access (that we could find) to the launch point is over a locked gate after parking (temporarily) in the "police only" bay. Also we encountered one inpassable patch of dense foliage requiring a short portage via a very slippery bank... but doable and the route is great fun.