A photo of the river Severn from Eagles Nest

Talks for visitors and locals on the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Our Tour Guides specialise in the unique folklore, history and stories of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Our 7 trained tour guides all live locally and can give your group an unforgettable talk on our area. These are some of our talks but if you have a particular interest not covered below, please let us know.

  • A Forest walk from your armchair – See the best of the Forest and Wye Valley without a long slog.
  • Down the Wye without a paddle – 250 years of tourism from Ross to Chepstow.
  • The Mysterious Forest – Spooky stories from the Dean and Wye.
  • Forest Rhymes – poets in and around the Forest of Dean.
  • Iron and coal – where is it? – There were lots mines in the Forest but how you can spot them today?
  • A Tale of Two Rivers – the Wistful Wye and the Savage Severn.
  • The Forest of Dean – why is it special? – Verderers, ship (sheep!) badgers, free mines and more.
  • The churches of Wyedean – much more than just buildings.
  • Castles of the South Wales Borders.
  • Tintern Abbey – former Cistercian abbey on the banks of the Wye.
  • Forest Heroes – Forest personalities from the past including Horatio Nelson, Dennis Potter and J. K. Rowling.
  • The Royal Forest – From the Normans to the Windsors.
  • Industries of the Lower Wye Valley – we forget how industrialised the area once was,
  • Can’t see the wood for the trees – exploring the trees of the Forest of Dean.

We have our own projector, we  just need you to provide:
– power for the projector and laptop,
– a projector stand or table
– a projector screen or a blank wall for us to project images on to.

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