The Wye Valley River festival starts 5th May to the 20th May, its a wonderful series of magical family events, embracing innovative artistic work that inspires and challenges. follow the festival through the wye valley for more info go to www.wyevalleyriverfestival.co.uk. here are a few highlights from the 14th to the 20th May at Tintern abbey the museum of the moon (Ticketed Event). Luke Jerrams’s Lunar spectacle is best viewed as the evening light fades and it glows in the dynamic ruins of Tintern abbey. On the 5th and 6th May Jony Easterby’s magical woodland light and sound show is being held at Symonds Yat Rock, picnic amongst the trees and be entertained with music and song before immersing yourself in the trees at night, the festival finale in Llandogo on the 19th May includes an afternoon and evening of music, song, dance, then in the evening a dusk torch parade and fire sculpture. For More Information please go to there Webbsite http://www.wyedeantourism.co.uk/news55
The 8th annual Rotary sponsored walk- raising funds for breast cancer research at the Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff.
7 different walks to choose from along the banks of the Wye- ALL WALKS START AND FINISH AT MONMOUTH
Contact Pete Walters on 01600 860 399
OR enter online at www.walkthewye.com
Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Monmouth, Chepstow & Ross-on-Wye
Kington Show will be held again at the picturesque site of The Ovals Farm, Kington, in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside, possibly the last remaining one-day livestock show in Herefordshire. A traditional agricultural show with horses, cattle and sheep classes, culminating in a grand parade in the afternoon. There will also be a Dog Show, Horticultural and Domestic competitions, Gun Dog Scurry, Shearing and Young Farmer competitions.
There will be over 200 trade stands with crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes and tractors to name just a few! Continue reading
Come and visit Made in Ross a collective of local artists in the centre of Ross. Exhibitions, Workshops, Affordable Arts and Crafts….
Ross Market House can be found in the centre of Ross:
High St, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5BZ
Made in Ross is a cooperative of local artists and craftspeople based in Ross, including potters, jewellers, knitters, photographers, furniture makers and painters, who will be exhibit and sell a range of work in the Market House.
The consortium will also run workshops for people interested in expanding their creative abilities.
Below are a list of local artists attending at what they have to offer Continue reading
Amid the emerald fields and raggle-taggle farmhouses of Herefordshire’s ruralest countryside lies Nozstock The Hidden Valley.
Entering it’s 17th year, Nozstock is an award winning family run, home made festival set on a beautiful working farm in the truly stunning heart of the Herefordshire countryside. Independent and just a little nit left of centre, Nozstock brims with diversity, creativity and excitement. Continue reading
Weekdays & Saturdays 10.am – 5.pm Sundays 12.30pm – 4.pm.
Cream teas will be served Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition. Continue reading
Whether you are travelling in a group, club or individually your Rural Concierge, Liz Hill offers guided tours of Herefordshire as well as day trips, themed tours and bespoke itineraries.
All arranged to explore the best of Herefordshire’s hidden gems.
Based in Herefordshire, with her extensive knowledge and experience in the travel industry, Rural Concierge can organise really interesting day trips for you – she’ll probably have a fascinating anecdote for you too and link you to the most suitable experts for places to see, to eat out, places to stay, anything….
Ten Top Herefordshire Walks
Herefordshire is known as the county with hidden beauty… the last remaining rural idyll. There is no better way to experience this beauty than by leaving the car behind and spending time walking with Stepping Beyond’s experienced guides, sharing time with like minded people.
Whether you are travelling alone, or in a group or as a family you can walk with Stepping Beyond to see, taste and experience the very best that Herefordshire has to offer. Perhaps you want to walk for whole or part of a day; they can offer walks to suit all ages and capabilities. Taste cider made from locally grown apples, visit the beautiful and picturesque Black and White villages, the rolling hills and valleys of the Golden Valley or step into some of Herefordshires most ancient and historic churches that are scattered across the landscape.
Walk in Herefordshire with Stepping Beyond and they will take you off the beaten track and share areas of Herefordshire that time has forgotten… truly getting back to out roots. Continue reading
Hay on Wye is well known as the town of books and home to the large annual literary festival. but did you know that this weekend the Hay on Wye Walking Festival is taking place.
It is a wonderful centre for walking, with easy access to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Offa’s Dyke Trail, the Black Mountains, the Wye Valley, the Golden Valley and the Black & White Villages of Herefordshire.
They ran our first Hay Walking Festival in October 2011 and it proved to be a very successful event. This year they have extended the event to cover 5 days, from Thursday 11th – Monday 15th October 2012. They are putting on a full and varied programme of some 45 guided walks for all ages and abilities, from full days to a few hours, together with opportunities to acquire better navigational and map reading skills and to learn about the geology and archaeology of the area. There are also opportunities to sample some local cycling and canoeing down the Wye. The walks are graded according to difficulty and are all led by experienced walkers and walk leaders, a number of whom run their own walking , cycling or outdoor activity centres in the area. The programme provides the opportunity to be led by local experts through some of the most spectacular scenery that the area has to offer, whilst learning something new about the history and the landscape. A number of walks start in Hay itself, more distant or longer walks provide transport at a small additional cost and one walk uses public transport.
They hope that this varied programme will appeal both to visitors and local residents, giving visitors a taste of some of the stunning scenery, and introducing residents to new paths and unfamiliar corners of this wonderful border country.
They also have a short programme of evening events, including the festival ceilidh, to be held at the Swan, and a pub quiz at Kilverts – both of which proved popular and successful last year. This year there is also have an evening of local song provided by the Village Quire at the Globe.
The Swan at Hay hotel is kindly offering to act as the Festival Hub, providing tea, coffee and cake at a modest price and somewhere to meet up before and after walks and events. It will be the place to check out late availability on walks, meet off duty walk leaders, catch up with friends old and new and hang up your boots (both literally and metaphorically) between walks.