Wild Wednesday

A boy uses large branches to build a natural den

St Mary’s Vale at the foot of the Sugar Loaf and the Skirrid, both near Abergavenny, are awash with colour and activity throughout the year and provide the perfect location for an adventure with the whole family.

From the abundance of birds or the buzzing of bees to the changing colours of vegetation all around you, our magnificent woodlands are ideal locations to explore. At certain times of year you may also hear the splash of water in St Mary’s Vale during a stream dipping expedition, the triumphant cheers of children having built a magnificent den or the friendly chatter as parents and children alike get stuck in to creating some wild art. This is Wild Wednesday - the best way to discover our woods.

Wild Wednesday fun
Children enjoying craft activities in the outdoors
Wild Wednesday fun

Throughout the school holidays our rangers lead an exciting adventure on the Sugar Loaf or Skirrid as part of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ campaign. Wild Wednesday is a great opportunity for the whole family to get closer to nature and a perfect escape during the school holidays. You could create a masterpiece using soil as paint, discover stonefly larvae in the river or even be inspired by the work we carry out to help protect these special places for you to enjoy.

Come along, join in the fun and tick off another activity from your list. Bug hunt anyone?