For nature lovers, history buffs, food enthusiasts, and adventure seekers alike, the Wye Valley in Herefordshire promises an array of exciting events). This tranquil and beautiful part of England, with its stunning landscapes and ancient heritage, presents opportunities for all sorts of interests and passions. To help you make the most of your experiences, here’s our roundup of local events in the Wye Valley area for the week of September 18-24, 2023.
Start your adventure-filled week with these weekend events that combine fun, history, and nature exploration.
Taking place between September 18th and 19th at the Goodrich Castle, this event features local artists showcasing their unique drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Spend your day immersed in historical beauty both from the castle and the art presentations.
Located at the Herefordshire Racecourse, this event takes place on September 19th. Local suppliers will bring an incredible variety of food and drinks for you to taste, from handcrafted cheeses to artisan ales. Enjoy a feast of flavours while enjoying live music and chef-led cooking demonstrations.
The excitement doesn’t stop with the weekend – the Wye Valley offers a selection of diverse midweek activities for you to enjoy as well.
This event organised by Inspire2Adventure takes place on September 21st. Experience the stunning scenery of the Wye Valley as you paddle down the Wye River. Guidance, safety gear, and boards are provided – beginners are welcome!
On the 22nd of September, bring along your binoculars and join the local bird watching group at the National Trust’s Weir Garden. This picturesque location is home to a wide range of bird species.
Finish the week with an array of events that celebrate history, architecture, sustainability, and fine foods.
Embark on a guided tour of Rotherwas House on September 23rd. This mansion house dates back to the 16th Century and is filled with remarkable architecture, period furnishings and captivating tales of the families who lived there.
On September 24th, join the Organic Vegetable Growing Workshop at the Greenhouse Community Garden. Learn practical skills in organic gardening and how to grow your own delicious vegetables.
Conclude your week with a foodie haven at the Monmouthshire Food Festival on the 24th. This festival celebrates the best of local produce with chef-led demonstrations, a farmer’s market, and a wide range of culinary delights to sample and buy.
In conclusion, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Wye Valley’s local events. Feast on local foods and drinks, participate in exciting activities, and be swept away by the rich history and beautiful scenery of our area. Whether you reside in the area or are just visiting, there is something for everyone in the Wye Valley. We hope our roundup of events from September 18-24, 2023, encourages you to explore and enjoy our local area to its fullest.