Visitors from Devon enjoy the Forest of Dean courtesy of Blakes

Blakes tours
Visitors from Devon, July 2018

On a hot day in July, visitors from beautiful Devon enjoyed a coach tour to the equally beautiful Forest of Dean. The Blake’s driver Kelvin assured everyone that, with his experience driving through Dartmoor and Exmoor, he could manoeuver a six-wheeler coach through the windy, twisty roads in the Forest.

Most of the group had not visited the area before. They were impressed with the stunning views at Symonds Yat, and the facilities at Beechenhurst. The visit was capped with a tour to the heritage railway, Dean Forest Railway, that runs from Parkend to Lydney and offers an excellent shop, museum and cafe at Norchard.

There were comments about the friendly welcome that the visitors received in the Forest. Come back soon!!