Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
People come from around the world to enjoy this classic long distance route running from source to sea. Taking around 10 days to complete, the Wye Valley Walk is a favourite because of the variety of walking it offers – riverside, woodland, meadows, orchards, hills and moorland sections, as well as historic towns and heritage attractions including Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and Hereford Cathedral and the Mappa Mundi.
The Wye Valley AONB Unit acts as the coordinator for the Wye Valley Walk Partnership. Along its 136 miles, the Walk passes through four counties – Powys, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire – and the Wye Valley AONB manage activities with these local authorities. We produce the Official Wye Valley Walk guide in partnership with Cicerone which you can buy here. We also run the Wye Valley Walk Passport. As the path weaves in and out of England and Wales make sure to get your passport stamped along the route to claim your Wye Valley Walk certificate and badge as a souvenir of your walking adventure.