Secret Spaces in Wye Valley
The Wye Valley
The Wye Valley is an outstanding landscape, covering parts of the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. It’s known for its limestone gorge scenery and dense native woodlands, as well as the wildlife, archaeological and industrial ruins.
The river Wye, meanders sublimely through the Welsh/English borders, and is the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The role of the AONB is to conserve and enhance the landscape of the Wye Valley, so that we, and future generations, can revel in it’s beauty.
The natural magnificence of the area is unrivalled, with each season bringing its own charms. From the spring and summer foliage to the spectacular autumn colours and snow-capped hills in the winter months.
Fought over for centuries by the English and the Welsh and probably many more before, has awesome castles around every twist and turn in the River Wye, hawks soaring over the fields and forests, and secret spaces along hidden around every corner. The Wye Valley is steeped in rich industrial heritage, and near the town of Abergavenny lies the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site where visitors can go underground with a miner and uncover real stories about people from the past.
The Wye Valley holds many bustling market towns, fresh-farm produce, an artisan tradition, generous hospitality, and sunshine and showers, the Wye Valley is a captivating experience that treats the senses at any time of year.