105 new volunteers signed up to register an interest in the variety of projects within this programme. A press release will be launched soon. For further information about this new and exciting large venture please visit The Heritage Lottery Fund - Forestry Commission Foresters Forest.
The Wye Valley AONB unit are inviting young people who live in the area to become a Youth Ranger. If you are 14-16years old and love the countryside and outdoor activities we welcome you to come and join us.
Youth Rangers is a great opportunity to get to know the Wye Valley and explore by kayak, foot and even underground. The Youth Rangers programme reveals the wonder of wildlife and natural habitats by exploring some of the fantastic habitats that the Wye Valley has to offer. The group will also gain a greater understanding of farming, hearing first hand some of the challenges that farmers face today, while getting stuck into to fun activity on the farm. A variety of rural skills will be covered during the two years including stonewalling, hedgelaying and green wood working.
“It’s a lot of fun and friendship,” said Sarah Sawyer Wye Valley AONB Project leader “and we importantly want to share our knowledge of our unique countryside with young people and inspire them to become environmental champions of the future.”
For further contact details please see Youth Rangers
Please come and sample the actvities.
Walk with us in this centenary year of World War 1 when we discover the people and places that played their part in this Great War and World War 2.
With the beautiful backdrop of Monmouthshire experienced friendly walk leaders will take you to the sites of secret bunkers used by the resistance, to grave of the possibly the last combatant of World War 1 or even discover the vital part played by pigeons whilst walking the Wales Coast Path and much more.
The lengths of walks vary from 3 to a challenging 18 miles plus there is a torchlight walk for the whole family on Halloween with plenty of surprises in store.
Monmouthshire has over a 1,000 miles of footpaths crisscrossing the county and 7 long distance trails which take you through a landscape of stark contrasts: flat coastal wetlands of the Gwent Levels; picturesque mountains in the north, Brecon Beacons National Park; the Wye Valley an AONB and the peaceful rolling farmland of the Usk and Monnow valleys.
The county also boasts 3 Walkers are Welcome towns, Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth and the village of Tintern. These towns are supported by businesses and local people who offer a warm welcome to walkers.
For more walks including local heritage walks pdf versions are available to download and print please click here
A huge THANKYOU to everyone for your efforts at the Foresters’ Forest launch at the weekend.
We are recruiting new Youth Rangers
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