Great evening presenting the HEAS book to HRH

- Posted Wednesday 24 June 2015 by Sharon Seymour

The book, written by local historian Heather Hurley and featuring a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales, is the culmination of an ambitious project to research and document the history of the Society and rural life in South Herefordshire since the society was founded in 1890.

For further information please visit the Harewood End Agricultural Society

The hardback, well researched and fully illustrated edition partly funded by the Wye Valley AONB is available at £18.00 from:

Julia Wilde on 01989 564281
Heather Hurley on 01432 840649



- Sharon Seymour

Youth Rangers

- Posted Wednesday 17 June 2015 by Sharon Seymour

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.

- Sharon Seymour

Monmouthshire Walking Festival

- Posted Saturday 28 March 2015 by Sharon Seymour

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

- Sharon Seymour

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