The Wye Valley is an ideal place for riding. Bridleways cut through the area and Forest Enterprise allow horse-riding on many hard stoned tracks through their woodlands.

Several riding stables in or adjacent to the area offer lessons and/or opportunities for trekking through beautiful countryside. These include Redbrook Equestrian Centre ; Severnvale Equestrian Centre, Tidenham, near Chepstow. For details of British Horse Society Access for riding and carriage driving visit www.bhs.org.uk

For information regarding accessible riding and carriage driving routes in the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley contact the Forest of Dean Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association

New mulit user routes have been developed in Monmouthshire. These Tread and Trot Trails include Tintern's Hidden History; Whitestone, Whitebrook and the Wye and Dingestow Discoveries and can be accessed from the Tread and Trot website

There are several social and endurance rides taking place for further details log onto the Offas Dyke Endurance GB website

For horse-lovers and race-goers, the area is also well-served by two race courses - Chepstow racecourse, within the AONB, and Hereford racecourse, just to the north of the area.

The area is also served by an all-weather equestrian arena, the nearby David Broome Event Centre at Ballan Manor, Crick where the Mount Ballan Horse Trials are held. The Wye Valley is also not far from internationally regarded Badminton Horse Trials

Local riding clubs are situated in the Wye Valley AONB and organise riding events Offas Dyke Family Riding Club and the Forest of Dean Riding Club

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    Partership work manages riverside in Ross

    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.

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    Youth Rangers are GO in the Wye Valley!

    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.

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