spectacular landscape of the Wye Valley region has attracted visitors for more than two centuries. Picturesque with valleys and limestone scenery, it is one of the few lowland regions deemed an Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This insightful resource examines the diverse ecology, natural history, landscape, and history of the district. The study shows how --despite recent conservation efforts in the region--many natural habitats and wild species have suffered substantial losses. Comprehensive and thorough, this is an informative look at one of Britain's most lovely locations.