A tour of the river Wye from its source in mid Wales to its end in the Bristol Channel
For details of the companion DVD 'A Year on the Wye' click the link on the right.
The fifth longest river in the UK, the river Wye rises in the Plynlimon Hills in mid Wales (the welsh for the river is Afon Gwy). Itself a site of special scientific interest, for parts of its length the river forms the border between England and Wales. It ends by flowing into the Bristol Channel. The river Wye and its valleylends itself to sports such as fishing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing and walking.
The river Wye flows through the towns of Rhayader, Builth Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford (a city), Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Tintern and Chepstow. Many fascinating places can be found in the Wye Valley, including Symonds Yat and Chepstow Castle. See more about these, along with villages and many other things of interest on these web pages.
These web pages follow the same structure of the Star Video DVD 'A Year on the Wye'. As that DVD roughly divides the course of the river Wye into four (one for each season) the course of the river is divided into four main pages (see below for a full list of places along the river covered here).
Accompanying the DVD 'A Year on the Wye' these web pages bring together information, pictures, video, news, maps and links to other web pages. They are divided into the following four stretches of the River Wye: