The Forest Of Dean and Wye Valley Tour Guides were delighted to be able to introduce the area to the Eriba Caravan Owners Club who were spending a week at Whitemead Park at the beginning of September. The members came from all over the country and because of the Covid restrictions they had been unable to meet up for 2 years.
One of the Tour guides provided an illustrated talk when the caravan owners got together on the Friday morning. Altogether there were nearly 100 club members staying on site and on the Monday a third of them chose to have a day out exploring the area by coach with one of the other tour guides. Willetts of Coalway provided the coach. Throughout the day there was plenty of cheerful banter between the driver, tour guide and passengers.
As well as exploring the Forest of Dean there was a coffee stop at Taurus Crafts, photo opportunities at Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey. After the drive up the lower Wye Valley, lunchtime was spent in Monmouth. The afternoon provided far reaching views from the coach on the north edge of the Dean before reaching Symonds Yat Rock. As well as looking at River Wye and beautiful scenery from the famous viewpoint, there was time for a cup of tea or an ice cream.
The day finished with a view of Darkhill Ironworks, bringing home the importance of the Dean and Wye Valley’s rich industrial history.