Sunday, 3 June 2012

Herefordshire Raft Race - Are you up for a Challenge

The annual raft race along the River Wye in Herefordshire took place the first bank holiday in June 2012, over the last 31 years, money has been raised going to elderly or disabled groups throughout the country.

The weekend begins just below the famous book town Hay on Wye. You then travel down stream along the Welsh/English Border, passing through the ancient market towns of Hereford and Ross on Wye.

The 70 mile course runs from Whitney to Huntsham, making this the longest raft race in Europe.

For more information on the race, and how to get involved, view organisers website at

We'd love to see any photos you take of this year's raft race.  Send them to and we'll turn them into a gallery.

Teams come from many different areas. The Army, The Police, Pub Teams, Venture Scouts, Charities, Companys, Clubs and groups of friends - In fact anyone at all.  All age groups are welcome. 

The race takes place over 3 days.

Crews camp at Goodrich between Ross on Wye and Monmouth.

There is a disco each evening, toilets and running water are provided.

Families with children are always welcome.

The following video captures the start of the 2012 raft race and at Bredwardine Bridge.

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