The Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station, Tintern A few days after the Old Station at Tintern was voted the UK's favourite park we received this poem the Revd Preben Andesoon which very nicely summarises this tranquil spot.   Just past the majestic Body of the Abbey with 900 years of history whispering to the soul lies the Old … Continue reading The Old Station, Tintern

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ANCIENT WOODLAND HOSTS HALLOWEEN SCULPTURE TRAIL

Emerging artist Ed Elliott, in conversation with Puzzlewood, has mounted an exhibition in conjunction with Puzzlewood’s Halloween celebrations.  Puzzlewood, a magical day out in the Forest of Dean and a popular TV and Film location, is the perfect location for Elliott’s ‘Reaction’ series, exploring figurative sculpture in a contemporary way. With interests in mythology, folklore … Continue reading ANCIENT WOODLAND HOSTS HALLOWEEN SCULPTURE TRAIL

Tintern Old Station – the UK’s Favourite Park

The Old Station in Tintern has been voted the UK’s favourite park in the annual People’s Choice Award public poll. All Green Flag Award-winning parks and green spaces are entered into the annual poll, which saw thousands of people voting for their favourite green space. The People’s Choice Award winner for 2011 was The Old … Continue reading Tintern Old Station – the UK’s Favourite Park

Scuba Santas at the National Diving and Activity Centre, near Chepstow

Scuba Santas will be entering its 5th year in 2011 and continues going from strength to strength. Often quoted as the "best dive of the year" the event has raised over £15,000 for crew training at the RNLI breaking its own world record several times over in the process.  Scuba Santas 2011 sees the event move … Continue reading Scuba Santas at the National Diving and Activity Centre, near Chepstow

Taking a fresh look at the Wye Valley Walk

The Wye Valley Walk One of the major trail routes in the Wye Valley has been given not just a facelift but a full face transplant by trail guide publisher Cicerone in a completely new edition of the Wye Valley Walk Official Guide. The guide, written by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership of Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, … Continue reading Taking a fresh look at the Wye Valley Walk

Mayhem comes to Chepstow Castle

This September the walls of Chepstow Castle will ring with the sounds of battle when the Medieval Combat Society bring their tournament to Chepstow Castle. Medieval Mayhem focuses on 14th century the time of chivalry and Chaucer, the Black Death, war and pestilence. This final rip roaring, regal event celebrates the Wye Valley Area of … Continue reading Mayhem comes to Chepstow Castle