MonDean Walking Festival

Now that Autumn has arrived what can  we do during these days which are going to slip gently into Winter? Perhaps the MonDean Walking Festival, 1 - 9th October  2017, can offer you some fresh ideas. Our website www.walkinginmonmouthshire.org covers the area of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean and sets out the walks we have on offer over … Continue reading MonDean Walking Festival

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Chepstow Wye Bridge Bicentenary

The celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Chepstow Iron bridge. Sunday, 24 July 2016 1 PM start. There's a big birthday party in Chepstow and everyone's invited. 200 years ago in 1816 on 24 July to the minute of 1 PM a procession left Beaufort square in Chepstow to celebrate the opening of the … Continue reading Chepstow Wye Bridge Bicentenary

Volley of voices along the valley

Choirs from Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean are being offered a fantastic chance to showcase their singing at key events during this year’s Wye Valley River Festival. “It’s a chance for established choirs in and around the Wye Valley to bring themselves to the attention of new audiences. We are calling on them … Continue reading Volley of voices along the valley

Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood

There will be tales from the deep at the magical ancient woodland site of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean this half term holiday, when families get their first chance to dip a toe in the rising waters of the Wye Valley River Festival. With plans for this year’s unique, watery extravaganza well underway, The … Continue reading Half term intrigue at Puzzlewood

How to make the most of the #WorldCupPlayground

With the Rugby World Cup officially kicking off this week – we’ve got over a month of exciting matches, many of them being held a stone’s throw from the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean in Gloucester and Cardiff. Not only that, the Scotland and USA squads based in Hartpury College. For those travelling for … Continue reading How to make the most of the #WorldCupPlayground

Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

With the culinary traditions of both England and Wales to choose from, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has become a real centre of culinary excellence. From the beautiful orchards and vineyards that produce award-winning cider and wine, to restaurants that garner Michelin stars, you’re in foodie heaven that is the Wye Valley and … Continue reading Top Foodie Destinations in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just over a week away, and with everything from gourmet train journeys to archery on offer, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is the perfect place to spoil dad. Before the big day, you’ll need a gift and Hot Pot Pottery is offering to fire and prepare mugs by Sunday 14th … Continue reading A Day Out for Every Dad this Father’s Day

Farms could reap Big Rewards in Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards competition

Farms in or adjacent to the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) could be in line for some serious cash prizes. The Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards is open again for 2015, with the AONB Unit seeking nominations from farms that make an outstanding contribution, in any shape or form, to conserving and … Continue reading Farms could reap Big Rewards in Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards competition

St. George’s Day – Why We Love England!

We are privileged to have a destination that is in England and Wales, but to celebrate St. George's Day today, here are a few things we love about our English side! The breathtaking views: Symonds Yat Rock is known as a viewpoint to spot a host of wildlife, including peregrine falcons, adders, and otters, as well as a great spot to … Continue reading St. George’s Day – Why We Love England!

Wye, Oh! Wye – A trip down the river in words and music

WYE, OH! WYE - A Most Theatrical and Musical Community Celebration of the Famous Wye Tour Friday 16 May 7.30pm Drill Hall, Lower Church St Chepstow Produced by OperaPlayhouse in collaboration with Chepstow Museum Tickets £8, £6 concessions from Chepstow Museum (tel 01291 625981) This production uses words written by the tourists of some 200 … Continue reading Wye, Oh! Wye – A trip down the river in words and music