Walking and Rambling in Wye Valley
YHA Wye Valley is perfect for walking holidays. The hostel is on the Wye Valley Walk, a very popular walking trail through the Welsh borders and the limestone valley. Symonds Yat, only four miles away from the hostel, is a magnificent destination with great views of the Black Mountains and Herefordshire. Offa's Dyke, a 177 mile long National Trail, passes right by the hostel.
What makes it special
- Beautiful scenery
Other things to do nearby
Nowhere in the world does a landscape shaped by iron making remain on such a complete scale as at the Blaenavon World Heritage site - there's plenty to explore here.
The hostel is right in the middle Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley so there's lots of fantastic walks from the doorstep.
Hop on your bike and explore the Forest of Dean. Try the Royal Forest Route which takes in a sculpture trail, mines dating back to the 1820's and a virtual lagoon of bluebells in spring!
Visit the atmospheric mine workings with nine impressive caverns and winding passageways - great whatever the weather.
High wire fun in the forest – climb rope ladders, zip wire through the trees and tackle high wire rope bridges.
Explore this unique and enchanting place, with meandering pathways and fantastic rock formations that inspired JRR Tolkien.
Exciting adventure in the forest - try Inspire2Adventure's Guided Open Canoe Expeditions, Gorge Scrambling Experience, Rock climbing and Abseiling and more!
So much to see! local craft workshops, events and shops to inspire your creativity. Throw your own pot or visit the garden retreat.
One of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. Don't miss the Nave's west window which is currently being restored. Visit the website
Just downstream from a small set of rapids, marking the start of a beautiful section of the Wye, there's 100 miles of canoe-able river.
Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles.
Housed in an old cider making factory, visitors walk through the original cellars and learn about the history of cider making. Visit the Museum website
Explore the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.
The Forest of Dean is a great place for mountain bikers of all abilities.
The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley are great for cycling. There are many routes depending on your requirements.
YHA Wye Valley is the perfect stop off point if you're paddling from Hereford to Monmouth. The hostel even has its own canoe launch next to the riverside campsite.