The Wye Valley AONB Unit runs a series of walks, talks, courses and events throughout the year. We also advertise events and courses going on in the AONB.
To find out more about an event or look at all our events available
Most events are free unless a charge is indicated. To book on an event please use the contacts given with each event.
Paintings on exhibition:
Upper Row from left: Tintern Abbey By William Havell, Ashmolean Museaum, University of Oxford; Tintern Abbey and the River Wye by Edward Deyes, Witworth Art Gallery, Unversity of ManchesteTintern Abbey by Samuel Palmer, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge;
Bottom Row from left: Tintern Abbey West Front, The Ruined Abbey by JMW Turner, British Museum: Transept of Tintern Abbey by JMW Turner Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Cloister Doorway by WH Bartlett National Museum Wales;
Tintern Abbey inspired Wordsworth, Turner and Tennyson – what will it do for you?
This major exhibition will bring famous works of art to the place which inspired them.
Tintern Abbey has inspired famous artists, poets and writers throughout history and this major exhibition brings famous works of art back to the place that inspired them.
Two unique exhibitions of world renowned artworks devoted to Llanthony Priory at Abergavenny Museum and Tintern Abbey at Chepstow Museum. Featuring art and atrefacts from the National Collections in London as well as Wales.
Including works by JMW Turner, Samuel Plamer, Thomas Gainsborogh, John Sell Cotman, John Piper, David Jones and many of the other masters of the art and British landscape.This is a WG and HLF funded project. Download a full exhibition description
Date: July to September
Venue: Chepstow Museum, Bridge Street, Chepstow, NP16 5EZ
Open: Mon-Sat inc Bank Hols 11-5, Sun 2-5
extended hours July-Sept Open 10:30-5:30
Abergavenny Museum, Castle Street, Abergavenny,
Monmouthshire NP7 5EE
Open: Mon-Sat 11-1, 2-5, Sun 2-5
Cost: Free Admission
Further Information: For further information on the full programme of activity please contact Chepstow Museum Tel: 01291 625981, Abergavenny Tel: 01873 854282
see www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/things-to-do and Follow us on Twitter @chepstowmuseum
The Home Front Exhibition tells the story of how local people coped with the demands and stresses of the Great War while living and working in the Forest of Dean. It explores a wide range of topics, from coal mining, to the role of women and the impact of war on family life. It was created in partnership with the Forest of Dean Local History Society.
Date: Friday, June 27 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: Open Daily from 10am - 5pm. Last admission 4pm.
Saturday August 2, Sunday August 3
A specialist commemorative event to mark the centenary of WW1
Venue: Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley,
Gloucestershire GL14 2UB
Entrance Fee Gift Aid Admission:
Adult £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children 3-16 years £6.00,
Free to children under three years old.
Family Tickets: 2 Adults, 2 children (3-16) £25.00
2 Adults, 3 children (3-16) £30.00 (additional children normal entry price)
Entrance Fee Non Gift Aid Admission:
Adult £7.20, Concessions £6.30, Children 3-16 years £5.40,
Free to children under three years old
Family Tickets: 2 Adults, 2 children (3-16) £23.00
2 Adults, 3 children (3-16) £28.00 ( additional children normal entry price)
Further Information: Dean Heritage Centre website
The Chariots of Fire are this years star attraction and Terrier Racing returns to the Country Fair. Competition too at the Gundog Scurries and Monty's Allsorts dog agility and for the sharp eyed there is Clay shooting and for those with a good arm Fly fishing. With over 100 trade stands showing a range of countryside, environmental and county sports this is one show not to miss.
Date: Wednesday August 3
Venue: Caradoc Court, Caradoc Estate, Sellack nr Ross on Wye HR9 6LS
Entrance: £10 per person. Children under 12 free
Further Information: Website
This is an honest to goodness traditional agricultural show with classes for horses, dogs,cattle, sheep, rabbits, horticulture and homecrafts. A great family day out.
Date: Saturday August 9
Venue: Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 6BE
Time: 10am - 5.30pm
Entrance Charge and Further Information: Chepstow Show website
A feast of entertainment, attractions and demonstrations throughout the day. The main ring will have thrilling Moto Criss to scurry driving and the Inter Hunt Relay. The Countryside Matters ring will be demonstrating rural life at its best including falconry, cider making and a new poultry show. Altogether with 100s of trade stands in craft, food , farming, and country life this show lives up to being the biggest 1 day show in Wales.
Date: Thursday August 28
Time: Gates open at 8am, Main Ring at 10am
Venue: Monmouthshire Showground
Admission: Early Bird available until end July: Adult £10, OAP £8, Student/YFC £6, Child £4 , Family £25
Advance throughout August: Adult £12, OAP £10, Student/YFC £8, Child £4, Family £30
On the Day: Adult £14, OAP £12, Student/YFC £8, Child £6, Family £35
Further Information: Monmouthshire Show website
Wye Valley AONB runs the first of its Big Lottery funded workshops in the Forest of Dean
Farms could reap Big Rewards in Wye Valley AONB Farming Awards competition
Fri 18 Jul 2014
Thu 24 Jul 2014
Sun 3 Aug 2014
Sat 9 Aug 2014
Wind: 9.66km/h, NNE
Sunrise: 5:16 am
Sunset: 9:10 pm