The Wye Valley is one of 46 AONBs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. AONBs are nationally designated and protected landscapes cared for by locally accountable partnerships that promote and support effective long term management to keep the area special.
The Wye Valley AONB is the only designated landscape to straddle the border between England and Wales. The cross-border Wye Valley AONB Partnership is overseen by a Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) which brings together and advises local residents and businesses, community groups, local authorities and other organisations to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. This is supported by the small dedicated team of the AONB Unit, working from the AONB Office in Monmouth, who co-ordinate projects and initiatives to further the statutory AONB Management Plan.