Wye Valley Ends a Celebration Year

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is coming to the end of its 40th anniversary year in which several family events have been held throughout the area.

With just a few events to go, staff from the Wye Valley AONB and Overlooking the Wye Partnership scheme which involved over 40 projects. Improvement and interpretation work has been carried out at the sites which range from Brockweir Quay, the Angidy Furnace, and Piecefield viewpoints along the Wye Valley walk to the recently launched viewing point for Devil’s Pulpit.

The four main historically themed events, Hands on History at Old Station Tintern, Iron Age Rampage at Symonds Yat Rock, The Way to the Wye Georgian event at Ross-on-Wye and Medieval Mayhem at Chepstow Castle bought in thousands of visitors and introduced many to the beauty of the Wye Valley landscape. Community partnership working at its very best was demonstrated with local communities joining to share the message about this unique landscape. Community partnership working at its very best was demonstrated with local communities joining to share the message about this unique landscape and its history.

The last few events for 2011 are now available for booking. The Hidden Past of Chase Hill walk, Ross-on-Wye in November 14 led by historian and author Heather Hurley Brockweir, Devil’s Pulpit walk on December 4 and the family event Natural Festivities at Puzzlewood, Coleford with willow weaver Judith Hartley on Saturday December 3 will round off the celebration year.

To find out more information please log onto www.wyevalleyanob.org.uk

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