Christmas Events 2014!

We're starting to feel festive! Here's what we've got to look forward to in the lead up to Christmas from dancing to donkeys, caves to carols to castles... . Exclusive Christmas Cave tickets with Tudor Farmhouse, Forest of Dean In a first time collaboration, this year visitors can skip the huge queues to Clearwell Cave’s annual Christmas Fantasy as … Continue reading Christmas Events 2014!


Winter Walks 2014

We love walking in winter and we've had some fantastic suggestions from local people sharing their favourite routes. Make sure you try at least one of these this year! Here are some of  Contour Outdoor's favourite walks from adventure activity expert, Bob Thomas : WALK 1: GOODRICH CASTLE LOOP Where (from and to): Goodrich Castle How … Continue reading Winter Walks 2014

Dick Ray Exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre

At the Dean Heritage Centre (DHC), Soudley from Saturday 22nd November 2014 until Sunday 4th January 2015, local artist Dick Ray will be sharing his delightful new exhibition focusing on a variety of Wye Valley landscapes using oils and pastels. This charming new exhibition tackles a wide range of contemporary subjects in a figurative style … Continue reading Dick Ray Exhibition at the Dean Heritage Centre

Gloucester Services Wins Best Newcomer!

Observer Food Monthly Vote Gloucester Services as their Favourite Food Newcomer!   Gloucester Services, M5 Northbound - a rare breed of motorway services dedicated to local food, farming and local community – has won the prestigious Observer Food Monthly “Best Newcomer” award.   Sarah Dunning, CEO of the Westmorland Family, who own and operate the … Continue reading Gloucester Services Wins Best Newcomer!

Paddington Bear visits Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

This month we are welcoming Paddington Bear to the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean! We'll be taking Paddington all over the region and taking photos at destinations and attractions so that we can be part of VisitBritain's social media campaign #PaddingtonsBritain to celebrate the new Paddington movie released in the UK on 28 November. Please post … Continue reading Paddington Bear visits Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Winter breaks, offers and events!

Now there's a chill in the air it's time to get cosy in cottages and start thinking about...Christmas!  Christmas Champagne Package at Tudor Farmhouse, Forest of Dean Full of character and charm, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel is an ideal venue to relax and enjoy the very best in seasonal hospitality. It’s up to you whether you put your … Continue reading Winter breaks, offers and events!