The river Wye was voted the nations favourite river in 2010. Rising in the mountains of mid-Wales it flows some 150 miles and forms part of the border between Wales and England. From Hereford down to Chepstow, where it joins with the River Severn, it meanders through 58 miles through the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an internationally important protected landscape. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscapes in Britain.
Dappled wooded glades, eye-stretching views, ancient ruins, towering cliffs and gentle river meadows all hold the key to the lure of the uniquely special Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Dramatic landscapes and peaceful countryside combine to create an exceptional area for walking, cycling, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and climbing. Long-distance trails, Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk, as well as many miles of footpaths and bridleways give you the chance to discover the beauty of this special place.
This is castle territory. As a disputed border for more than a thousand years, signs of war and power are evident from the ramparts of Offa’s Dyke to the stone walls of Chepstow and Goodrich Castles.