Villages Of The Forest of Dean
With brighter, albeit varied weather today I set off to Soudley, a village I've visited several times but only to either walk around the beautiful ponds or visit the Dean Heritage Centre. So again the stroll around this lovely village presented me with lots of surprises and lovely views. I parked at the entrance to the Heritage Trail then walked through the village beyond the Heritage Centre, taking routes off the Main Street to discover the photo opportunities. I've included some photographs from previous visits.
Through the village runs a small river, which hosts the annual Soudley Duck Race. Every year residents and visitors gather to sponsor ducks and race them the length of the village. The day is accompanied by a small fair that takes place in the village hall. Soudley is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Forest of Dean, largely due to its proximity to the Dean Heritage Centre, but also because the local scenery and the village's location; nestled into a tight valley. There are a number of small guest houses in the village which cater for people who wish to enjoy the local countryside while having a base in Soudley for their holiday. *
INFORMATION COURTESY OF: *Wikipedia