Walk & Talk: Tuesday 3 September

walk-dog-clipartThe Wye Valley Women’s monthly Walk and Talks are resuming in September.  The first walk will be next Tuesday 3rd September when we will do a figure-of-eight walk through the woods towards New Mills.  There are no stiles and some gentle gradients which we will take slowly!

Meet as usual at 9:30am outside the Village Hall.

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and sensible footwear.

Everyone welcome, including dogs on leads.


Wye Valley Women: July Walk & Talk

walking-outside-clipart-5On Tuesday 2nd July we will meet as usual at 9:30am outside the Village Hall and go for a short 2-3 mile walk locally.  We’ll decide nearer the day on the exact route, depending on the weather, but it won’t be strenuous.

As always, please wear sensible footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions.

Toffees and mint imperials will be provided!

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Wye Valley Women: June’s Walk & Talk

nature-walk-clipart-43The Wye Valley Women’s monthly Walk and Talk will take place on Tuesday 4th June

Please note we are meeting at a different time and venue from usual.

The group will meet at Trellech Methodist Church car park at 11.00.  From The Narth you can catch the 10.46 bus.

The walk will be about 3 miles, flat and only a couple of stiles to negotiate.

We will head over to Trellech Tump then onto the busy B4293 for 100yrds past Trellech Surgery to cross a couple of fields (one of which is Wet Meadow reserve managed by Monmouthshire Meadows Group).   Finally on good forest tracks to reach the GWT New Grove Meadows reserve hopefully to see a wonderful display of wild orchids.  Don’t forget your camera!

You can return to The Narth on the 13.40 bus.

Sturdy footwear is advisable and dress for the weather!

For further information contact Jill on 01600 860684.

The timing of the walk means that those who wish could have a pub lunch at The Lion.  Please let Jane know if you would like to do this and they will book a table – 861974

Wye Valley Women: May’s Walk & Talk

walking-outside-clipart-5The WVW’s May Walk & Talk will take place on Tuesday 7th May.  Meet outside the Village Hall at 9:30am.  The walk is just under 3 miles with one stile and some (but not too much) undulation!  We’ll be heading towards Pen-y-Fan through the woods.  The wildflowers, especially the bluebells, should be looking splendid.  We will pass through an area of rather exotic non-native trees … perhaps a Victorian plant collector’s garden?  It would be interesting to learn more from anyone who knows the background.

Sturdy footwear is advised, and dress for the weather!

As always, liquorice allsorts and mint imperials will be provided!!

For further information, ring Jane on 861974.

Blue Planet producer to talk at the Hall

Into the Blue

earth-11009_640How new technology enabled Blue Planet 2 to capture the most intimate portrait of the planet’s oceans yet

Were you among the 14 million people who watched Blue Planet 2 when it was on BBC in 2017? Are you left in awe of the skill and technology that brings such amazing wildlife footage into our living rooms?

Wye Valley Women are delighted to announce that Kathryn Jeffs, who worked as a producer on Blue Planet 2, is coming to The Narth Village Hall on Tuesday 19th March to give an illustrated talk about new technologies in wildlife film production. As well as producing the much-acclaimed Green Seas episode of Blue Planet 2, Kathryn has also worked as a producer on Planet Earth, Wild China, Wonders of the Monsoon and Frozen Planet.

Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. Admission – Wye Valley Women members, free; non-members £3.

Walk & Talk with Wye Valley Women, Tuesday 5 March

nature-walk-clipart-43Wye Valley Women have  established a social walking group which meets outside the Village Hall at 9:30am on the first Tuesday of the month.  The next Walk-&-Talk will be on Beacon Hill and takes place on Tuesday 5th March.

We will meet outside the Village Hall at 9:30am.  The walk starts by climbing gently up through the woods to Maryland.  Those who prefer to avoid uphills can meet us at 9:40am at the Woodland car park opposite the end of Maryland Lane.  We will then walk through the woodland to join the Wye Valley Walk.  We will return across Beacon Hill, where there will be 3 options – to the top of the Beacon; staying relatively flat back through Maryland; or something in between!

There are no stiles and one kissing gate.  The walk is mostly on forest tracks but it may be muddy in places.  Please wear sensible footwear and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

There is no charge.  All are welcome – you do not need to be a WVW member.  Well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome to join us.

For further information, please ring Jane on 861974

Jeff Chard tells A Kingfisher’s Tale, 15 January

kingfisher by jeff chardA KINGFISHER’S TALE

The first meeting of Wye Valley Women for 2019 will take place in the Village Hall on Tuesday 15th January.  By popular demand, Jeff Chard is making a return visit to talk about the lives of kingfishers and to share some of his amazing photographs.  Jeff is known locally as “The Otterman” and last year he gave us a very entertaining and informative talk about otters.

Doors and bar open at 7:15, with the talk starting at 7:30.    Entry for non-members is £3.

Come and find out more about these exquisite and elusive birds.

Celebrating Christmas Crafts with Wye Valley Women 20 November

The nextChristmas Decorations Wye Valley Women meeting will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday November 20th.

We will be celebrating Christmas Crafts with an exhibition of items made by members, demonstrations of Christmas crafts, an opportunity to have a go and make a pine cone “Christmas cuties” and other decorative items, together with Mulled Wine, or soft drink, tea or coffee and mince pies.

If you have any of your own crafts that you would like to include in the exhibition please bring them along. There may also be small items to buy.

All welcome