Boots and Beds Conference
Last week we were lucky enough to attended the Boot and Beds conference held in Chepstow. Supported by the Welsh Government and organised by the Wye Valley ANOB, Adventa and Monmouthshire CC the event was designed to highlight the county as a prime walking destination and improve walking exepriences for tourists and locals alike.
Monmouthshire and the surrounding areas are world renowned for their natural beauty, not only offering some of the most beautiful walking the UK via the Offas Dyke Path, Wye Valley Walk and Wales Coast Path but through it’s rich heritage and culture with the Wye Valley historically recognised as the birthplace of British tourism during the 18th Century.
With speakers such as the engaging Les Lumsdon discussing Slow Travel and Tourism, the launch of ‘Walking the Wye – A Guide to the Heritage of the Wye Valley’ a wonderful book celebrating the splendour of the area, combined with workshops on topics such as ‘Walking – there is an app for that’ by Paul Sandham from Rougeo, the main focus was firmly set on promoting walking in this truly spectacular part of the world.