Located both at the house itself and in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside at the long established site of Craft Renaissance. At both gallerys you will find a host of inspiring art and crafts from local artisans.
On site at Usk artists working in different mediums offer something for everyone including the opportunity to try your own hand at one of their courses. The Cafe on site at Usk gives you the chance to sample some home made locally produced food or something to take away from the farm shop. While tea / Coffee and cake can be enjoyed at the Norton House site.
Get outdoors and discover someof the most stunning areas the UK has to offer! Inspire2Adventure provides a multitude of outdoor adventure activities in the natural playgrounds of the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, the Brecon Beaconsand the Forest Of Dean.
Activities are suitablke for just about eveyonewhether a family, individually or as a group of friends. Have a go at open canoeing or Kayaking, gorge scrambling, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), rock climbing or high level ropes course.
Just a 5 minute drive from Norton House.
St Dubricius Church
A 5 minute walk away, set on the river bank. The parish church of St Dubricius dates back to 1289. Open everyday, visitors are welcome to enjoy the tranquil setting and beautiful flora and fauna as well as the tulip tree which is reputed to be over 300 years old.
King Arthurs Cave & The Biblins Nature reserve
A good walk or a three minute drive to free parking. This nature reserve set atop 'The Doward' hill gives a wealth of flora, fauna and wildlife.
Rocky outcrops, mysterious caves and leafy woodland pathways. Walk for hours or minutes it's up to you!Map
Wye Adventures / Wye Canoes is the place to come to for your Wye Valley Outdoor Experiences, we are based in Symonds Yat West in Herefordshire, run by experienced local instructors / guides we have a passion for what we do and love introducing people to the wonderful Wye Valley with our adventure activities.
We offer great value adventure experiences which often combine exciting outdoor activities with canoeing or kayaking, or you can have a fun day out Climbing, Gorge Scrambling, Hiking, Orienteering, taking your aim with Archery or learning Bushcraft and Survival skills in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. These Adventure Experience Packages are ideal for large groups, corporate team building, and stag or hen parties. We also provide professional One to One Instruction to develop your canoe and kayak skills, plus a range of Courses in Coaching Paddlesport, Bushcraft and Survival, First Aid and Safety & Rescue.
Based in Symonds Yat West, on the edge of the Forest of Dean between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth, we offer all these fantastic activities and outdoor pursuits to take advantage of our idyllic location at the heart of the Wye Valley.
Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
Discover a host of great activities and entertainment … for adventure-seekers, we have mountain biking, cycle tracks, zip-wires, kayaking, for explorers there’s a great range of attractions, from the magical Puzzlewood to caves and steam trains, and for something more relaxing, enjoy the Sculpture trail, our many walks, the spectacular views and our many castles, museums and cathedrals.
Just 3 minutes from our front door - Standing in open countryside above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is one of the finest and best preserved of all English medieval castles. Boasting a fascinating history, spectacular views from the battlements and a delightful tearoom Goodrich Castle promises a great day out for everyone.
Cadw is the Welsh Government's historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.
Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
This 20 year Vision for the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was included in the Wye Valley AONB Management Plan 2009-14 and it remains a true encapsulation of how we want the AONB to be in 15 years’ time and beyond:-
Monmouth Canoe & Activity Centre
We have a large fleet of quality modern canoes and kayaks for hire providing canoeing Trips to enjoy the River Wye and explore the stunning Wye Valley, with Monmouth Canoe Centre you can paddle your canoe up to 100 miles, from Glasbury, Hay-on-Wye, Bredwardine, Hereford, Hoarwithy, Ross-on-Wye, Kerne Bridge at Goodrich, Symonds Yat or Monmouth as far as Tintern or guided, to Chepstow where the Wye meets back up with the River Severn after their birth together in the Welsh mountains.