Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
North of Bigsweir bridge, the tidal limit of the Wye, are many circular walks taking in natural and heritage features. This section of the AONB heading up to Monmouth was important for millstone production and can be explored on the ‘Puddingstones and Pubs Walk’ around Penallt. A walk up the Slad Valley near St Briavels rewards with a babbling brook and some amazing Tufa Dams. Offa’s Dyke can be followed on a circular walk from Redbrook to The Kymin at Monmouth, returning along the Wye Valley Walk. The bicycle and buggy friendly ‘Peregrine Path’ is a level route to Symonds Yat along the old Wye Valley railway line.