Newent Cycling Loop

Newly published is a 28 mile circular cycle route exploring the lanes of north west Gloucestershire around Newent. The route starts in Newent and includes the following attractions: The "golden triangle" where the springtime meadows are full of wild daffodils. St Mary's Church at Kempley, a Norman church with 12th century wall paintings. The Chartists cottages … Continue reading Newent Cycling Loop

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Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this bank holiday

Creativity and Cream Tea At Hot Pot Pottery tea-room and gallery in Christchurch, you can soak up the creativity in our gallery, get creative yourself with Pottery Painting AND combine this with a scrumptious Shortcake Cream Tea (our speciality: two homemade, melt in the mouth, shortcakes in a stack with whipped cream and strawberries and … Continue reading Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this bank holiday

Wye Valley beer wins gold medal

  Proving, once again, that she’s of superior taste, Wye Valley Brewery’s Dorothy Goodbody has triumphed in this year’s International Beer Challenge (IBC) competition. The International Beer Challenge is Europe’s premier packaged beer competition and each year the IBC discovers and rewards the finest beers from across the globe. More than 630 beers from 30 … Continue reading Wye Valley beer wins gold medal

“Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can” – Jay Gatsby

On Friday 11th September, The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny, is hosting A Flapper’s Evening in association with Emma Corfield-Walters of {Book-ish} Crickhowell and Pan Macmillan. It’s a swingin’ soiree, inspired by four enthralling publications about (or set in) 1920’s America; ‘Mrs. Hemingway’ by Naomi Wood ‘Villa America’ by Liza Klaussmann ‘Axeman’s Jazz’ by Ray Celestin ‘A … Continue reading “Can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can” – Jay Gatsby

Cinderford Rugby Stars enjoy the #RWC2015 playground of the #DeanWye

In a series of set pieces to celebrate the Rugby World Cup, Cinderford Rugby Club tackled some of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley's top attractions and destinations in a bid to convert thousands of incoming fans from spectators to tourists. "The Wye Dean is situated between Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and Gloucester's Kingsholm – … Continue reading Cinderford Rugby Stars enjoy the #RWC2015 playground of the #DeanWye

Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Although the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is best known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, there’s a wealth of things to do whatever the weather. A sure-fire way to escape the wet is to head underground. Experience the subterranean labyrinth of Clearwell Caves, which has been mined for iron ore and ochre … Continue reading Wet weather things to do in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week!

Knights and Princesses Goodrich Castle are bringing history alive with two exciting events for wannabe knights. On Monday the 10th and Tuesday 11th August, kids can join their academy for budding knights and princesses while the weekend will see combat as the brave knights of Goodrich Castle test their skills and run drills. Tickets: Adult … Continue reading Reasons to visit the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week!

Reasons to visit the #DeanWye this week.

Trial and Punishment Get set for a medieval adventure at Goodrich Castle as you meet the suspected rotters standing trial for their dastardly deeds. This light-hearted look at justice from yesteryear will put you at the heart of the action as you help the judge to make his verdict. Are they guilty or not-guilty? Young … Continue reading Reasons to visit the #DeanWye this week.

Discover the Dean’s Heritage

  Lindors Country House Hotel in The Forest of Dean Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture, culture and heritage by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.  Every year on four days in September, we celebrate our heritage; it is a once-a-year chance to discover architectural treasures … Continue reading Discover the Dean’s Heritage