river Wye is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt rivers in all of England
and Wales. Rising on Plynlimon the river runs for about 154 miles through
spectacular border countryside to the sea at Chepstow. Free of locks and
weirs through its entire length, the river is remarkably unspoilt, and
follows its original natural course. It flows through a wide variety of
countryside - from rocky moorland to rich farmland, and, towards its
mouth, through a spectacular gorge. The Wye has long been a famous
salmon river, but its attractions are also appreciated by canoeists,
rafters, birdwatchers, and naturalists.
River Wye Preservation Trust is anxious to preserve the mainly happy
status quo and to ensure that the river continues to be an unspoilt part
of our natural heritage in Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, and Powys.
Trust seeks to achieve this by:
all times examining the uses of the River Wye to ensure a balance
between all users, having special regard to the
effects of speed, noise, pollution, disturbance, and danger of any
use on the environment of the River Wye and to all users generally.
an effective liaison with other representative bodies to produce
such actions as may at all times be necessary in pursuance of the
or promoting a controlling authority for the Wye, having regard to
the above statements.