Whilst the Wye is not used any more for racing (there used to be a popular descent race in the autumn), it is a good piece of training water.

The long training run section is from Builth Wells to Boughrood. Park in the pay and display car park in Builth, egress is on river right upstream of the bridge. Parking is in the School parking area. There is now access immediately above Hell Hole to give a 20 minute paddling section to Boughrood.

  • Access at Builth Wells (1hr 15-1hr 30) 52.150193, -3.402732 car park (pay and display)
  • Access above Hell hole (20-25 mins) 52.076424, -3.305421
  • Egress at Boughrood 52.037571, -3.270673 (school car park open access at weekends)

Live water level is available, any water level near the red marker is a good level. Conditions are more testing when the gauge is under water. http://webcam.wyeuskfoundation.org/conditions/gauge1.php