Countryfile at the Monmouthshire Show

Farmers Mark O’Brien and Liz Vice faced the glare of the limelight when BBC Countryfile descended upon Monmouthshire Show to record their win in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Farming Awards. This year’s competition was directed at small farms under 100 hectares/ 247 acres and Mabley Farm, Woolhope secured the winning £500 cash prize … Continue reading Countryfile at the Monmouthshire Show

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Bank Holiday Charcoal Burn at Dean Heritage Centre

On Saturday 27th August a team of charcoal burners will take up residence at the Dean Heritage Centre to demonstrate their traditional forest craft. The charcoal burn takes three days and involves a number of willing volunteers who must monitor the stack hroughout the night in order to ensure a successful burn.  The Dean Heritage Centre … Continue reading Bank Holiday Charcoal Burn at Dean Heritage Centre

MEDIEVAL BANK HOLIDAY FOR GOODRICH CASTLE!

A taste of the 15th century royal court comes to Goodrich Castle this bank holiday weekend, providing visitors the change to step back in time and rub shoulders with knights, princesses for the site’s Medieval Tournament! Goodrich Castle’s moat will be requisitioned to create a combat arena in which knights in shining armour fight with every ounce … Continue reading MEDIEVAL BANK HOLIDAY FOR GOODRICH CASTLE!

Youth Rangers are GO in the Wye Valley

The natural landscape and ancient industrial past of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty  (AONB) is to be explored by a group of young people in a innovative two-year ‘youth rangers’ project made possible by a grant of £23,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Managed by the Wye Valley AONB Partnership, the … Continue reading Youth Rangers are GO in the Wye Valley