Landscapes for Life
Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) are some of the UK’s most cherished and outstanding landscapes.
From around the world walkers travel to enjoy this classic long distance route running from source to sea. Taking approximately 10 days to complete, the Wye Valley Walk is a must due to the variety of superb scenery it offers. It leads through dramatic gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags, and past peaceful river meadows. It passes historic and heritage attractions which includes: Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and Hereford Cathedral with the Mappa Mundi. The rolling landscape of Herefordshire with its black and white villages, famed cider orchards, landscaped parks and fertile agricultural plains and climbs finally into the rugged uplands of Powys.
The Wye Valley AONB Unit is the coordinator for the Wye Valley Walk Partnership.
Along its 136 miles, the Walk passes through four counties – Powys, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire. We here at the Wye Valley AONB unit coordinate activities with these local authorities. We produce the Official Wye Valley Walk guide in partnership with Cicerone which you can buy here. We also issue the Wye Valley Walk Passport which is a great way to mark your miles. 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.