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