This year Reckless Designs celebrates 25 years of trading from it’s studio in Coleford, Forest of Dean. One of the longest standing retailers in the town, the pottery is still going from strength to strength with owner Kevin Burke firmly at the helm. The business has seen many changes and successes over the years resulting … Continue reading Reckless Designs celebrates 25 years!
A local Llangrove couple were concerned that the barn owl that they found was near to death, but their prompt action saved its life. Edward and Marian Drzymalski discovered the barn owl lying in the grass in a field adjoining Thatch Close, their bed and breakfast and holiday cottages in Llangrove, between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. “We … Continue reading Prompt Action Saves Barn Owl
Now that Autumn has arrived what can we do during these days which are going to slip gently into Winter? Perhaps the MonDean Walking Festival, 1 - 9th October 2017, can offer you some fresh ideas. Our website www.walkinginmonmouthshire.org covers the area of Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean and sets out the walks we have on offer over … Continue reading MonDean Walking Festival
Plenty to look forward to at the ultimate food festival 17th & 18th September Chris Harrod, chef patron at the Michelin starred The Whitebrook in the Wye Valley, will be making his third appearance at the AbergavennyFood Festival with a demo on Sunday 18th September from 11-11.45am. Now in its 18th year, this is one of the leading food festivals in the UK, with over … Continue reading Michelin-Starred The Whitebrook chef Chris Harrod to demo at Abergavenny Food Festival
Penallt is becoming the ‘go to’ village in the Wye Valley for culture, good food and family entertainment. Already this year there has been Shakespeare in the Park on Babington Meadow, The really popular Big Day Out for families at the Humble by Nature centre and the Vintage Cars and Bikes festival a couple of … Continue reading Opening of Art exhibition at the Inn at Penallt
To help local residents to get into the spirit of the Tour of Britain cycle race which is set to come through the Forest of Dean on September 8th, Coleford’s Deputy Mayor Nick Penny has launched a 1350 mile cycle challenge to coincide with the On Your Bike festival taking place over the coming month. … Continue reading Coleford Twinning Association Cycle Challenge
Heritage Open Days returns to the Forest (September 8th-11th) with a host of free and fascinating celebrations of our unique heritage. Heritage Open Days is the UK’s biggest heritage festival involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture, environment and culture; offering people the chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences. … Continue reading The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….
Hidden Heritage App Goes Live See your Forest as you have never seen it before! The Foresters’ Forest Hidden Heritage App is an exciting new way to explore the Forest of Dean because it’s like taking a step back in time, showing you the Forest’s industrial past in a series of magical Then and Now images. … Continue reading Forest of Dean Hidden Heritage App
Join the hunt to find the ‘Communitrees’ 50 fun faces installed on trees to deter littering in The Forest of Dean over the summer Trees in the Forest of Dean are being decorated with faces to deter litter louts. The ‘Communitrees’ anti-litter campaign is designed by behaviour change charity Hubbub, who are trialling new and … Continue reading Hunt the Forest of Dean ‘Communitrees’
Lesley Griffiths , the Minister for the Environment and Rural Affairs and her guests were treated to Welsh award winning sparkling wine at a presentation at the Royal Welsh Show on Monday 18th July. The minister & guests had gathered for a presentation of the trophy won by Parva Farm Vineyard, Tintern, for their "Tintern … Continue reading Welsh wine sparkles