The Wye Valley Walk A perfect mix of hill and river walking

 

 
Attractions:

Monmouth to Ross on Wye

  • Goodrich Castle
    An impressively complete medieval castle standing on a wooded hill above the Wye. Begun in the 11th Century by English thegn, Godric (hence the name) it later passed to Norman 'King Maker' William Marshall. In the Civil War it was beseiged, ...
  • The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
    Tropical butterfly zoo
  • Merrivale Wood
    Ash, oak and wild cherry ancient woodland reserve owned by the Herefordshire Nature Trust. Set on a steep slope above Ross on Wye, the reserve is notable for birds, Autumn fungi and Spring bluebells.
  • Wyastone Leys Estate
    Purpose-built classical concert hall running a biennial series of Summer concerts. Origin of Nimbus, the first UK company to mass-produce CDs
  • Monmouth Castle and Regimental Museum
    Birthplace of Henry V. Castle was established by William fitz Osbern in the late 11th Century. It changed hands three times during the Civil War, witheld a short siege and was later largely demolished on orders from Cromwell, so not much ...
  • Monmouth Canoe and Activity Centre
    Canoe hire for trips down the River Wye
  • The Amazing Hedge Puzzle
    Maze, museum of mazes and puzzle shop