MonDean Walking Festival

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

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The Forest of Dean opens its doors and reveals some of its secrets….

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….

Mother’s Day Ideas in Dean Wye

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and we’re guessing the regular old chocolate and flowers is getting a bit old. Do something different this Mother’s Day with The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley: Take mum to dinner on the Royal Forester dining train. For £39.50 each, you can take her on an all day trip and … Continue reading Mother’s Day Ideas in Dean Wye

Forest Free for all

Who says history is just about grand houses? As part of the national Heritage Open Days 2014 the Forest of Dean opens its doors and welcomes all for the long weekend of the 11th – 14th September. Why not join in the celebration of the Forest’s fantastic history and culture by enjoying free access to … Continue reading Forest Free for all

WALKING IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

New Book: Walking in the Forest of Dean, 25 Routes in the Historic Royal Forest by Mike Dunn, £12.95, Cicerone Press Ltd, ISBN: 9781852846893 From short relatively simple strolls of 4 miles to challenging all-day sections of long-distance trails including Offa's Dyke Path and the Gloucestershire Way, the 25 graded routes in this handy guidebook will … Continue reading WALKING IN THE FOREST OF DEAN

Sammy’s Walks: Dog Walks in the Forest of Dean

New to the Forest of Dean? Just acquired a dog? Here on holiday? Bored with the same old dog walks?  Or you might not even have a dog,  but just like walking.This book of 20 walks in the heart of the Forest, including route maps and detailed instructions, has been put together by dedicated dog … Continue reading Sammy’s Walks: Dog Walks in the Forest of Dean

Mike Dilger to lead Walk 4 Wildlife 2012 in Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are holding a sponsored Walk 4 Wildlife on Sunday 13th May 2012 through the Forest of Dean.  The walk celebrates our new Heart of the Forest Wildlife Walk passing through two of our very special nature reserves and will be led by Mike Dilger from BBC TV's The One Show. This five … Continue reading Mike Dilger to lead Walk 4 Wildlife 2012 in Forest of Dean

Herefordshire Fields, Forts, Film and Feasts…

Fabulous topics chosen by walk leaders for this year’s Herefordshire Walking Festival from June 16-24 range from the exploration of historic hill forts to inspirational film settings and walks with a strong focus on the enjoyment of local fare. Walkers can discover the backdrop for the recently-released film Resistance, based on the novel by local … Continue reading Herefordshire Fields, Forts, Film and Feasts…

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