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  • Tetbury Ladies learn about 18th century “staycation”

    Tetbury Ladies learn about 18th century “staycation”

    The Tetbury Ladies Luncheon Club enjoyed a sumptuous lunch at the Calcot Manor, followed by a talk — “Down the Wye Without a Paddle” — delivered by a Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guide. The talk focuses on the 18th century river cruises down the Wye that initiated British tourism. The tours became […]

  • St David’s Day Walk.

    St David’s Day Walk.

    As CSMA (now named Boundless: ) enters it’s 100th year, on a chilly but mostly dry morning, fourteen of the guests taking part in a Boundless Rally at Whitemead Park, Parkend joined our guide on a Forest walk . Frank Edwards, the founder of CSMA would surely be delighted that people are still enjoying […]

  • Boxing Day Walkers

    Boxing Day Walkers

    Despite the unreliable weather, Boxing Day walkers from Speech House Hotel enjoyed a morning stroll before returning for their fabulous Christmas weekend. The walked started from Speech House Hotel, spent a short time in the Cyril Hart Arboretum before exiting back to the woods. They then zig-zagged around the access road called Spruce Ride, taking […]

  • Somerset District Miners’ Welfare trust at Tintern

    Somerset District Miners’ Welfare trust at Tintern

    The Somerset District Miners’ Welfare Trust, a charity that looks after retired miners from Somerset, enjoyed a coach tour offered by John Martin Coach Holidays, when they travelled from Bath to Tintern Abbey. They were welcomed by Abbey Mill, where they enjoyed a welcome coffee break. They then waited for a short time while their […]

  • Spooky Tales in the Forest

    Spooky Tales in the Forest

    The Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tour Guides have a long list of topics that they are able to discuss and present when they visit organisations such as Women’s Institutes, Garden Clubs, Tour groups, and others. They are able to talk about coal mining, iron mining, castles, churches, industrial history, monarchs, trees — just […]