Enjoy a leisurely picnic at one of the idyllic sites in the Wye Valley AONB.
Please remember to take your litter home with you and leave the sites as you would like to find them
The picnic area is at the entrance to Goodrich Castle
The Kerne Bridge picnic area is near the Wye Valley Walk and canoe launch site with car parking.
Lower Wyndcliff Woods
The Lower Wyndcliff site is on the A466 bteween Tintern and St Arvans. There are lovely views from this site which is alongside the Wye Valley Walk. The path to Eagle's Nest viewpoint is across the road from the site
This picnic and barbeque area beside the car park at Whitestone has views of Llandogo and the River Wye. Set amongst Forestry Commission Wales woodland it also has an extensive children's play area.
Old Station Tintern
Old Station Tintern is a refurbished railway station complex offering picnic and barbeque areas, café, exhibitions and shop within railway carriages. The centre offers easy walks down to the River Wye, activities for children and exhibitions in the Railway Signal Box. It also houses the Circle of Legends sculptures.
Take the opportunity to picnic on the riverside meadows at Ross with easy river walks
Chepstow Castle is set high upon cliffs above the River Wye, where it guarded the main river crossing from Southern England into Wales. It offers picnic facilities and the Chepstow Tourist Information Centre is located in the car park.
Broadmoor Common lies on a minor road between Mordiford and Woolhope, this site is in a local nature reserve.
Combine a visit to Brockhampton Church, a mile away, with a picnic at Brinkley Hill. Then stroll along the Wye Valley Walk, accessible from the car park, to Capler Camp and viewpoint. Parking spaces for 10 cars and with 2 picnic tables.
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.