River Wye, Monmouth

The River Wye supports exceptional diversity, including dragonflies. The River Wye around Monmouth is also one of the best places in the country to see Common Clubtail.

Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions

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Things to see

The river can be accessed via a footpath near the Wye bridge.


Top species

Common Clubtail

A rare and threatened species

Main flight period is May July.

Look for emerging adults on the river banks.

Image by Gareth William Tonks



Seasonal Highlights

Common Clubtail emerge in spring on the river banks.

Summer is the best time to see the butterfly-like Demoiselles.

Contact Information

Wye Valley AONB
Hadnock Road
NP25 3NG

T: 01600 710846

Species Information

Click on the species image for further information, such as flight times and identification.

River Wye, Monmouth