Walking around Soudley from the Forest of Dean Heritage Centre, through an area littered with the evidence of the Forest’s industrial heritage. Most of what we can see now dates from the seventeenth century up to the nineteenth but iron working has a very long history in the Forest with evidence of activity dating to the Iron Age.
On the English side of Offa’s Dyke around Tutshill and Woodcroft. Felt more like the beginning of summer than the end of it today.
The weekly walks resume after a summer break.
Last time I walked these forest tracks with Chris it was the season of bluebells with a hint of the wild garlic to come. Today we sensed nature preparing for Autumn with the aroma of damp earth, leaves about to turn from green to gold and fungi dotted on rotting wood and along the path.