Severn Bridges’ tolls end date: 17th December

Good news! The tolls on the Severn Bridge and Prince of Wales Bridge will be removed on Monday 17th December 2018. Both the Prince of Wales Bridge and the Severn Bridge offer routes into the southern parts of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean from the M4 corridor, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Taking … Continue reading Severn Bridges’ tolls end date: 17th December

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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….

The UK Small Farm Shop of the Year 2016 is on our doorstep

Family owned and run Hanley Farm Shop & Café at Tidenham near Chepstow has been recognised at the best Small Farm Shop of the Year 2016 for the entire UK. FARMA, the trade body representing around 500 farm retailers across the UK, announced the winners of the national farm retail and farmer Lyndon Edwards proudly … Continue reading The UK Small Farm Shop of the Year 2016 is on our doorstep

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

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

Redhill Extreme hosts round 4 of British 4X Series

On Sunday 23rd June, the Forest of Dean’s Redhill Extreme will, for the 7th time host a round of this exciting sport. The British 4X Series is head to head 4 man mountain bike racing down a fast, man made, and obstacle packed track. The track at Redhill Extreme has been evolving for the past 7 … Continue reading Redhill Extreme hosts round 4 of British 4X Series

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

New DVD Released – A Year on the Wye

Take a trip down the River Wye. Start early in the year in the Plynlimon Hills. Follow the Wye from Mid Wales to the borders between England and Wales. Finally, in Autumn, arrive at the mouth of the river, and the Severn Estuary. Star Video’s first DVD release is ‘A Year on the Wye’. Through … Continue reading New DVD Released – A Year on the Wye

Artist demonstrates his skills at Taurus Crafts

Anthony Skates has lived in the Wye Valley for 4 years though he is originally from the Rhondda Valley in South Wales and lived for a number of years in Bristol.  He studied Art at South Glamorgan Institute in the 1980’s and returned to painting  in the last decade after a break of several years.  … Continue reading Artist demonstrates his skills at Taurus Crafts

CPRE Award for Wharf House Restaurant at Over, Gloucestershire

The Campaign To Protect Rural England (CPRE) Gloucester recognises local projects which are outstanding in their contribution to the environment or to the local community. The CPRE have proudly presented The Wharf House with an award for the restoration of the Over Canal Basin and construction at The Wharf House, as they were greatly impressed … Continue reading CPRE Award for Wharf House Restaurant at Over, Gloucestershire