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The Forest of Dean at last!

Ordered new bike this morning should be delivered on site Friday. It's an electric foldable that we both can use, we went for the top spec as it will be capable of pulling Gordon and or doing our shopping.

Weather forecast was ok so we set off for a walk along the Wye and through the Forest Of Dean starting off from the ruin of Tintern Abbey pictured above.

Apparently it was part of Henry VII fallout with the pope. In which case it's surprisingly intact?

We had a walk planned but unfortunately the bridge across the river was closed so we set off under our own steam . Initially along the river bank.

The first touches of Autumn are just beginning to show on the Forres that sits on both sides of the valley.

It will be an impressive site a couple of weeks time.

We crossed the river twice and climbed out of the the valley and circled round.

The climb was at times steep but the walk encompassed variety of scenery and Gordon couldn't wait to see off any errant squirrels.

Back down the valley and well earned rest with an ancient king.

This visit to the Forest of Dean has been a while in the making . A few years back I booked a holiday to spend time here but got Chepstow and Cheltenham mixed up in my defence they're both racecourses. We did have a nice although unexpected holiday in the Cotswolds.

As we returned to the car after a 10 mile walk the weather becam a little unsettled but we escaped relatively unscathed.

No plans yet for tomorrow but it looks ok in the morning so we shall have a think.

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