Ratty mingled with villagers at the daytime picnic and hid in the shadows. from Judge Wild Boar and the badgers. Crowds enjoyed their picnics in the meadow and watched a unique event as tightrope walker Christopher Bull, the Great Bulzini walked across the River Wye. The crowds listened to live music and the giant fish made another appearance.
In the evening over 500 people enjoyed the illuminated torch procession down to the river.
Flaming torches lit up the riverbank and illuminated boats that flowed down the River Wye. Ratty escaped Badger, Mink and Judge Wild Boar by hitching a ride further down the river to events at Brockweir, Tintern and Chepstow.
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.