Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week

Marvel at the colours of autumn

Home of one of the last ancient forests in the UK and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, each autumn the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean explodes in hues of orange and gold.

Head to Symonds Yat for spectacular views across the River Wye and miles beyond or enjoy the stunning sight of Tintern Abbey against the autumn colours.

Explore on foot or on bike with miles and miles of public cycle and walk ways or set up camp next to a roaring fire at one of the areas many award-winning pubs and hotels.

Stock Image of Beech Woodland in the Wye Valley

Visit award-winning hotels

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is now home to the AA Hotel for Wales 2016 – The Angel at Abergavenny. The Michelin Starred Whitebrook was also named the AA Wine Award for Wales while Sawday’s Hotel of the Year, Tudor Farmhouse was awarded 3 Red Stars.

Grand Tour at Aunt Martha’s
Visiting Aunt Martha’s Victorian Restaurant is already an experience where you are transported to the year 1897 in an instant, but imagine what it would be like to dine in a Second Dynasty Egyptian Temple?4090

Aunt Martha is looking to now transport her guests to other eras with the creation of three new intimate and exclusive dining areas including the Oriental Tea Pagoda, Ancient Eygpt and the British Empire. To make the Grand Tour a reality, Aunt Martha is seeking support from you! A wide range of rewards are also on offer including vouchers for afternoon teas, celebration cakes and soirees!

Autumnal Klimt-Inspired Canvas Painting

adminupload_5712571583bd4klimtUsing a clever trick to create the trees, you can learn to paint a simple but effective Klimt-inspired canvas. No experience necessary and perfect for beginners. (Canvas measures approximately 35 x 50cm)

8th November 2016 6.30 – 8.30pm
1, Hanley Business Centre. Tidenham
£19 per person

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

One of the fastest and most inventive stand ups on the circuit is back with a brand new show. If you are 21 pretending to be 16, 80 with the strength of three oxen, or 40 faking 25, this is the show for you.adminupload_57ff5a9f7b1bdrk

Tickets £17

Wednesday November 9th at 8.00pm

Monmouth Savoy

Hereford Contemporary

Now in it’s 23rd year, Hereford Contemporary craft fair will continues to showcase the creative talent of designers, fine artists and sculptors.

adminupload_57c93cbb321a1contemporyLocated next to the beautiful River Wye, this years the event will have 80+ stands including demonstrator stands, adult and children’s workshops; outside courtyard spaces for demonstrations

Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November, 2016


Wellness Retreat
Staying in 5* accommodation, the retreat includes nutrition workshops, Ayurvedec Cooking Workshop, a range of activities including Nordic Walking, Combined walk and canoe, standup paddle boarding as well as gentler activities such as Yoga, Meditation. All activities will be tailored to suit the group.
No Experience required, food for meals which will be locally sourced as much as possible, recipes provided, workshops, and the activities are all included in the price.

Additional Options 1-1 Reiki, Massage, Consutations.  Individual cost please ask.
Take back control of your health, improve your fitness and allow your Wye Get Active short break to provide you with the tools to improve your health and wellbeing in an enjoyable and fun way, and learn a new activity then contact:

2017 dates

20th – 24th March

15th -19th May




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