Classic Wye Valley

A day spent in the spectacular southern part of the Wye Valley, featuring the evocative ruins of Tintern Abbey, Monmouth, Symonds Yat with its stunning views of the meandering river, and Ross-on-Wye; with a stop at Goodrich Castle en route

Forest of Dean

Explore this ancient forest, once a Royal Hunting Ground and learn not just about the “venison and the vert” but also about its underground wealth of coal and iron ore, which was even exploited in Roman times, as well as film locations deep in the forest such as the enchanting Puzzlewood.

Hereford and Around

Cathedral tour followed by circular tour of this part of the Wye Valley, featuring Arts and Crafts at Brockhampton, some of the country’s finest frescoes at Kempley, World War I Poets at Dymock, cider in Much Marcle and half-timbered buildings in Ledbury.

Books and Border Country

Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and back to Hereford, featuring the amazing carvings at Kilpeck Church, lunch at Llanthony Priory, a walk into the Black Mountains and book browsing at Hay.