Tag Archives: The Forest of Dean

Goatsuckers and other crepuscular creatures

Some bits of the Forest of Dean are hardly forest at all. When Canute ruled England in the 11th century, he named the Forest of Dean and excepted the top of Plump Hill, then wild and treeless and scattered with … Continue reading

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Peace, piggies and a parrot in the Forest

Mountainbiking in the Forest of Dean last weekend was a real treat – acres of bluebells everywhere, sunshine and shelter from the gusty winds. The oddest thing was the peace. I’ve often pedalled around the Forest trails without seeing a … Continue reading

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New Year mountainbiking

I had a notion first thing yesterday morning that it was going to be a good day. The clues were there;  wispy high cloud and patches of blue… then hallelujah, I found my afternoon was blissfully free! No question but … Continue reading

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Remember, remember

There was an odd lack of enthusiasm among my work colleagues towards Guy Fawkes night this year. Very lack lustre, really.  “I’m done with fireworks.”  “If you’ve seen one fireworks show, you’ve seen ’em all…”   “I’m not getting chilled … Continue reading

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