Forest of Dean

Last week we visited our friends in the Forest of Dean for the day, after coffee at their home, we had lunch at the Fountain Inn Parkend.

We had a drive through the forest, I noted a family of wild boar rooting in the woodland.

Lydneyharbour6090616First stop was Lydney Harbour.Lydneyharbour3090616




Overlooking the river Severn, which is tidal at this point.Lydneyharbour4090616



Lydneyharbour1090616We walked towards the town along, what used to be the railway line, which brought locally mined coal from the forest to be transported along the river. The industrial heartland of England can still be Lydneyharbour2090616accessed by the river and series of canals.



On to Symonds Yat rock, the view over the Wye valley here has always been a favourite of ours.ForestofDean3





This cliff is home to a number of birds, including a peregrine falcon adult brooding a nest.





ForestofDeanHeading back to our friends home for coffee and dessert, a lovely day out.