Category Archives: Activity

Cycling in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Cycling Forest of Dean

Who can cycle?  The Forest of Dean caters to all cycling abilities: from the gentle paved family cycle trail at Pedalabikeaway to the adrenaline fuelled trails at Cannop Cycle Centre, there really is something for all ages and abilities.  For those who may not be as active as they would like and think that cycling […]

Cool off in the River Wye

Wild Swimming Wye Valley

This weather has us dreaming of lazy picnics by the riverside and splashing around in the water. We are so lucky to have lots of gorgeous wild swimming spots nearby in the Wye Valley  – whether you’re looking to simply paddle on a riverside beach in Hay-on-Wye or challenge yourself with a 2km swim (from […]

Meet Chris Lewis, Jewellery Designer

Chris Lewis Jewellery Designer

Chris Lewis from The Secret Wardrobe makes bespoke jewellery as well as running workshops allowing guests to design their own rings, including wedding rings, bracelets, pendants – the choice is yours. She has teamed up with Tudor Farmhouse to offer a ring making workshop on March 7. Details of the workshop can be found here. […]

Meet Raoul van den Broucke, foraging guru


Nothing is more rewarding than finding and hand-picking your own foods, then taking them back to the kitchen and experimenting with flavours to create something delicious, as 70-year-old forest forager Raoul van den Broucke explains Q – Where did you grow up and what was your route into foraging? A – I live in Monmouth but I […]