We’re delighted to announce that the Hereford River Carnival won the Best Festivals & Events (Community) and the Wye Valley River Festival was Highly Commended at the Visit Herefordshire Awards for Excellence 2016 at Eastnor Castle on Tuesday 20th September. So that’s double praise and recognition for all the creative effort, and the blood, sweat and probably some tears, that want into the Wye Valley River Festival 2016! Well done to everyone involved and all those who came along and supported us.
But the praise didn’t end there at the Awards for the Wye Valley AONB. Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Company, this year’s winners of the AONB Farming Awards, were Highly Commended in the Best Food Producer category. Wilton Court Restaurant with Rooms was also Highly Commended for Best Guest Accommodation and Made in Ross was Commended for Best Visitor Attraction.
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.