Visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Places to stay, things to do, good food and drink

Forest of Dean – Best Family Cycle Trail

The cycle path in the Forest of Dean has just been named by the Daily Telegraph as Britain’s No 1 family cycle route.  The route is based upon old railway … Continue reading

24 June 2009 · Leave a comment

Telstar – Joe Meek and Newent

Last week saw the film Telstar go on general release in the UK.  The film tells the story of Joe Meek, the 1960s Rock legend, who recorded some of the … Continue reading

22 June 2009 · 2 Comments

Highnam Court Gardens

Last week I visited Highnam Court Gardens just west of Gloucester on the edge of the Forest of Dean.  Highnam Court is a Grade 1 listed Queen Anne period house … Continue reading

15 June 2009 · Leave a comment

Open Studios in the Forest of Dean & Wye Valley

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean are home to a large number of artists and crafts-persons and each year during July and August they open their doors to visitors.  … Continue reading

7 June 2009 · 1 Comment

Railway planned for Forest of Dean

This could have been the headlines in 1809! ON JUNE 10, 1809 an Act of Parliament established the Lydney and Lidbrook (sic) Railway and, to mark the occasion, the Dean … Continue reading

3 June 2009 · Leave a comment

Winifred Foley – A Child in the Forest

“Wild, sweet days, spent in a small mining village deep in the Forest of Dean…Before the motor car had taken over from the horse and cart and before they built … Continue reading

2 June 2009 · Leave a comment

Iron Men at Caldicot Castle

Visitors to Caldicot Castle on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June 2009 will have the opportunity to meet Norman knights – the men who first built Caldicot Castle – with their … Continue reading

2 June 2009 · Leave a comment

Britain’s Best Drive – The Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley

The River Wye from Symonds Yat Rock Have you been watching Richard Wilson’s drive through Britain in a vintage Austin Cambridge?  This week he arrives in our area.  He explains … Continue reading

2 June 2009 · 1 Comment