Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Coach Trip to the Forest of Dean

I went recently, as an ordinary passenger, on a Coach Trip to the Forest of Dean.

The trip was part of the extensive programme organised by Woods Coaches of Leicester, the company from whom I hire coaches for my own excursions.

As I have said before, it's a nice way for me to relax. I can still see and enjoy great places, but without any responsibility.

We made a stop in the morning at the historic old town of Evesham, where Simon de Montfort was killed in battle and buried at the great Abbey. There are some nice teashops in Evesham, so I did indulge in a cup of coffee.

Then it was down to the Forest of Dean, and a short stop at the old mining town of Coleford, after which a local guide came on the coach and showed us some of the Forest highlights on a tour of the area. We stopped at Beechenhurst, a clearing where there is a visitor centre and cafe.

Then on the way home, we stopped at Strensham Services.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day, of course. The only trouble was that we should have seen the leaves at their Autumnal best, and they still hadn't changed. I had the same problem a few days later on my own New Forest Tour. Perhaps Autumn, like so much of our weather today, is getting quite confused.

I am running my own Forest of Dean Tour on Wednesday 24th October next year. Feel free to book for this one as soon as you like.