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Bluebirds over the Severn and the Wye

Posted on April 29, 2012 by Comments are off

Touring the Severn and Wye

The wayward weather behaved for the lucky passengers on a Bluebird Coach tour starting from Chepstow Castle. We went around the town and towards the Forest of Dean via Wintours’ Leap and St Briavels. We turned to go past Dark Hill, viewing iron works, as well as a monument dedicated to Forest heroes — the Mushets –  metallurgists who worked on the process for self-hardening steel. We then went on to Parkend before heading to Speech House. This gave us a chance to glimpse the newly restored stained glass window, Cathedral, which is a highlight of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. We then went past Beechenhurst, up the Cannop Valley and over the Monmouth-Gloucester Road A4136 to Lydbrook, before following the River Wye to Kerne Bridge. With Goodrich Castle on the skyline we headed to the A40. We were lucky enough to view fallow deer grazing at Wyastone Leys.  Lunch in Monmouth.  We drove up the High Street before 250 scouts and guides paraded for St George’s Day. Back in the Forest we headed to Forest of Dean Railway at Norchard where we had an enjoyable trip both to Parkend and Lydney.

We returned to Chepstow along the Roman road, the A48.  Throughout the day there were fabulous views of the Severn & Wye Valleys. Many of the spring wild flowers were out. We had

more than a hint of the bluebells that will be at their best in May.

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Woods of Leicester, Autumn Tints Tour, 10 Nov. 2010

Posted on November 10, 2010 by Comments are off

“You took me back to my childhood”, said one of the satisfied passengers on the Woods Coaches tour “Autumn Colours of the Wye Valley”.

This coach tour of the Wye Valley was devised by a Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tour Guide who wrote: “We were lucky to have a bright, sunny day when we toured through the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, taking in the rich gold and red tints”.

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The Thornbury Red Hat Society

Posted on November 4, 2010 by Comments are off

The glamorous women from the Thornbury Red Hat Society had fun when they spent a carefree Sunday afternoon on an Applegates Coaches Bluebell Coach Tour. After a sumptuous dinner at Bells Hotel, Coleford, they tiptoed through the bluebells at Wenchford on a route devised by a Forest of Dean and Wye Walley Tour Guide.

Red Hat Society

Red Hat Society Ladies have fun!

Bluebells at Wenchford

Bluebells at Wenchford

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Woods of Leicester, at Beechenhurst

Posted on October 22, 2010 by Comments are off

Woods of Leicester at Beechenhurst

Woods of Leicester at Beechenhurst

A party with Woods Coaches of Leicester were shown around the Forest of Dean by a Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guide. The coach tour stopped for a break at Beechenhurst Visitor Centre (above).

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Abbey Mill / Commandery

Posted on September 30, 2010 by Comments are off

Abbey Mill

Abbey Mill

A party from Eckridge Thursday Group enjoyed a 2 hour coach tour arranged by Abbey Mill, Tintern. The trip, on a Commandery Coaches vehicle, in beautiful autumn weather went down the Wye Valley to Chepstow and into the Forest of Dean with commentary and planning by a Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guide.

Coach: Commandery Coaches, Worcester.

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‘Ladies of the Rolling Pin’

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Comments are off

Ladies of the Rolling Pin

Ladies of the Rolling Pin at Beechenhurst Lodge

Ladies of the Rolling Pin from Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, U.S.A. The Ladies performed several Morris dances at Beechenhurst Lodge as part of a driving and walking day out in the Forest of Dean arranged and devised by the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guides.

"A very enjoyable experience made all the more so by our personable, informative guides who also displayed a good sense of humor! . We were thrilled to have the opportunity to dance for the other visitors as well - great fun" L A B, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

 

"I would have like to see more of the sculpture trail, even if it meant backtracking as that was the best part of the morning walk. The afternoon walk was more varied, quite beautiful. ... . All 'n all it was a very enjoyable day. Thanks for being such patient, interesting and fun loving guides". M.S., Rhode Island, U.S.A.

 

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