Wye Valley AONB
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is regarded as one of the finest lowland landscapes in Britain, with the River Wye one the nation’s favourite rivers. The AONB, straddling the ...
Nature & sustainability
About Wye Valley AONBThe Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is regarded as one of the finest lowland landscapes in Britain, with the River Wye one the nation’s favourite rivers. The AONB, straddling the English Welsh border, with the river as the centrepiece, is an area of striking contrasts. In the north, the river meanders through the broad meadows of the Herefordshire lowlands. The more dramatic scenery, including famous spots like Symonds Yat and Tintern Abbey, lie downstream from Ross-on-Wye. Here the river has cut dramatic gorges with sheer cliffs and steep wooded slopes, interspersed with broader valley reaches, with rounded hills and bluffs.
We are looking to recruit volunteers makes a special contribution to the conservation and management of the Wye Valley AONB. Volunteers work on landscape and wildlife conservation tasks, including drystone walling, scrub clearance, tree planting, hedging and improvements to pathways. Conservations tasks are held monthly throughout most of the year. They are an excellent way to learn a new skill, meet new people and become knowledgeable about the AONB and the landscapes and wildlife that make it so special.