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, or vice versa. Taking approximately 10 days to complete, the 136-mile Wye Valley Walk is a ‘must do’ due to the variety of superb scenery it offers. It leads through a dramatic gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags, and past peaceful river meadows. It passes historic and heritage attractions, including Tintern Abbey, Goodrich Castle and Hereford Cathedral with the Mappa Mundi. Then it’s on to the rolling landscape of Herefordshire with its black and white villages, famed cider orchards, landscaped parks and fertile agricultural plains, climbing finally up into the rugged uplands of Powys.
The Walk passes through 4 counties – Powys, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, and the Wye Valley AONB unit coordinates activities with these local authorities for the Wye Valley Walk Partnership. 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 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 adventure. During Covid-19 restrictions we understand that you might not be able to collect every stamp, so email us photos of your walk and we will get that badge and certificate to you.