Exploring the Wye Valley AONB

Just an hour? Then you won’t want to miss the romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey, in the prettiest of settings surrounded by river, trees and hills. An afternoon? Take a short boat trip along the Wye at Symonds Yat and then head up to Yat Rock to take in the Wye Valley’s most iconic view. An evening to spare? Make your way up the Kymin, near Monmouth, and savour the view as the sun sets over Monmouthshire’s stunning countryside. All day? Relax into a different pace of life, floating down the Wye in a canoe, and stopping for a leisurely lunch at a riverside pub. A nighttime outing? Head out at dusk to hear the amazing calls of nightjars on a summer’s evening on Beacon Hill.

You will find plenty of other ideas for ways to explore the Wye Valley AONB in the sections below.


Whet your appetite for a bit of car touring on one of Britain’s best drives.

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