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First-ever Wye Valley River Festival to begin

Posted on 05th May 2014

Celebrations of nature, culture, landscape and life will mark the first-ever Wye Valley River Festival, which begins on 3rd May and ends on 18th May.

People staying in luxurious holiday cottages in the Forest of Dean and other nearby areas will be able to enjoy events such as a fire and flame show, a high wire walk across the River Wye, a river pageant and a sacred site and sound festival.

The festival starts with a river carnival in Hereford on 3rd May before heading to Ross-on-Wye, Lydbrook, Monmouth, Llandogo, Brockweir and Tintern, before ending in Chepstow on 18th May.

All of the events will be linked by a general narrative that has been thought up by the festival’s directors. The narrative follows the story of Ratty the Water Vole, who is on the run from prosecutor Mink and Judge Wild Boar.

The Ratty Water Vole will dart from flotillas and through flame shows, which are sure to delight the huge crowds that are expected to turn out.

For more information visit the festival’s website.

Image Credit: Ralf Schulze (flickr.com)