Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

The Tour of Britain wheels into the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean this week, where Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will race past some of the area’s best-known landmarks. Stage Five of the Tour starts in Aberdare. The route then takes in St Briavels and Tintern, sweeps past Puzzlewood and Speech House, before … Continue reading Top ways to celebrate the Tour of Britain in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

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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….

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

A2B Christmas Exhibition in the Forest of Dean

The Mariana-Art Gallery in St. Briavels will be holding its seventh Christmas Exhibition this year and two of the paintings by exhibiting artists Michael J. Tunnicliffe and gallery owner, Mariana Robinson, will include £125 from each by way of a donation to the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.   In addition, there will be a donations box … Continue reading A2B Christmas Exhibition in the Forest of Dean

PETALS & LEAVES – ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

  We’ve all waited a long time for a glimpse of warmer, sunnier weather and many gardens are weeks behind normal.  But if you want to see colourful petals and leaves in full bloom, then visit the Mariana-Art Gallery in St. Briavels in the next few weeks, where the walls of the gallery will be … Continue reading PETALS & LEAVES – ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

AHOY THERE!! – I SAW THREE SHIPS

When you’re next eating your cornflakes or Weetabix, consider the multiple uses of the cardboard packet.  This year’s Christmas Art Exhibition is entitled “I Saw Three Ships” and includes a display of 1/200 scale model warships, battle ships and ocean liners painstakingly created over the last sixty years, by MichaelJ.Tunnicliffe. The Mariana-Art Gallery Christmas Exhibitions … Continue reading AHOY THERE!! – I SAW THREE SHIPS

Blooming Gardens in St Briavels

It’s been the hottest March, the wettest Apriland until this week, we we’re heading for the coolest May on record.  These unseasonable patterns in our weather are a major headache for gardeners everywhere.  There’s lots of green but few blooms and even the vegetable plot is way behind schedule.  But if you want to see … Continue reading Blooming Gardens in St Briavels

Garden Gifts – an exhibition at St Briavels in the Forest of Dean

GARDEN GIFTS is the title of The Mariana-Art Gallery Summer Exhibition which runs in St. Briavels, from Saturday 25th June to Sunday 10th July.  At this year’s event, guest artist, Gillian Horsfield will be exhibiting her botanical watercolours, including her prize winning entry at the Monmouthshire Show 2010.  Gillian leads a double life – working … Continue reading Garden Gifts – an exhibition at St Briavels in the Forest of Dean

First Forest Free Walkers Complete 100 miles

The first group of walkers to complete the St Briavels 100 Long Distance Walk were presented with their badges in the Verderer’s Court, at the Speech House Hotel in the Forest of Dean on 18 January.  The badges and certificates were presented by Donald Johns, a Forest of Dean Free Miner.  Throughout 2010, the walkers … Continue reading First Forest Free Walkers Complete 100 miles

Walk this Wye – A new book of walks in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) launched a new edition of the Walk this Wye book at Brockweir Village Shop. It contains twelve new walks in the Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire to enjoy from a gentle stroll to a healthy ten-mile stride through some of the most beautiful landscapes in … Continue reading Walk this Wye – A new book of walks in the Wye Valley