Many older locals still refer to Lydney Harbour as Lydney Docks. The Harbour has little commercial shipping these days but it was once a busy port shipping out coal from the Forest of Dean and bringing in massive timber logs to be used to make plywood.. Bob Turner, one of our guides, features in this Facebook video about the docks:
Above: the impromptu piles of stones on the bare earth contrast with the new leaves of the distant trees.
The Guides carried out a training exercise in the Spring sunshine on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. The delicate light passing through the recently unfurled new leaves was very welcome following a week of dull wet weather. The newest sculptures were visited while changes in the older sculptures were noted by the group.
The arrival of Spring and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions has led to the first guided walk of 2021. Two visitors to the Forest were shown around the woodlands on a beautiful, sunny Spring day. The walk was partly to aid research into the area in preparation for book set in the Forest.