A glorious sunny day at Hereford River Festival saw around 7000 attend the River Carnival in the city centre. A large blue sturgeon and huge papier maché animals took to the streets, Noah's Ark came along the river, the Hereford Bull made one of its first forays on the Wye and Ratty appeared with a host of creatures, pursued by Judge Wild Boar.
This full and exciting family day out took place in the Cathedral, on Cathedral Close, Bishops Meadow, Castle Green and of course, on the River itself! Street performers, processions, maypole dancing, circus workshops, a treasure hunt, live music and Beat the Bells runners all contributed to a wonderful start to the Wye Valley River Festival.
If you were there enjoying the festivities you can see images of the Carnival on our Image Gallery page.
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.