A group of 9 guests and Queenie the dog from Whitemead took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to walk to New Fancy and back to Parkend. As can be seen in the foreground of the photo, the feral wild boar have also visited the Geomap at New Fancy.
The white line running down the Geomap represents the South Wales to Gloucester railway line which will be much busier for the next few weeks while work takes place in the Severn Rail Tunnel. The tunnel is currently closed while work to electrify the London to South Wales line is carried out. It is due to be closed until October 21st.
The guests visited the New Fancy viewpoint to be greeted by hazy air which diminished the views a little. The views are also becoming more and more obscured by tree growth as time goes by.
The walkers continued back to Whitemead via the family cycle trail.
An article on New Fancy, written by Pete Ralph appears in the latest edition of the New Regard, the journal of the Forest of Dean Local History Society.