5 Days In The Forest Of Dean: Part 2

P1180407The next day we took things at a much slower pace, not feeling the need to cram as much into the day. We drove to a nearby town and had dinner with Jordan’s grandads old friends, we chatted, joked and laughed more than we thought we would before finally dragging ourselves out of our seats, saying our goodbyes and heading to Tintern Abbey for a little post-lunch walk around…

Read ‘5 Days In The Forest Of Dean: Part 1‘ here…

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The 400 year old abbey ruin was beautiful, even in the state it was in you could tell that it would have been a magnificent back in it’s day.

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We spent ages eyeing up huge windows, going through archways, reading signs…

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Perching our bottoms down at one point or another to admire the abbey from different perspectives…

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And then we noticed the little cows in the field and got slightly distracted from exploring the abbey itself…

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Now I’m not a big fan of cows after having a bad experience when I was younger, but even these cows weren’t too bad… In fact they were rather… cute?

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We attempted to feed them some grass and stroke their heads before having one last look at the abbey…

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Back to the task at hand, we made sure we’d been around every nook and cranny and took in all of the beautiful details before we wondered back to our cars and took the dogs for one last gander around the woods…

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And then opted to have a quiet afternoon in our cottage out of the rain…

The next morning we decided to take advantage of the weather as it wasn’t raining and take a must-do trip to Symonds Yat Rock

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Our smugness with the weather was short lived though because as soon as we got there the heavens opened and it poured and poured and poured…

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Needless to say, we didn’t get the best view due to the terrible weather…

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But it was still nice to go and say we’ve seen it!

That afternoon we headed to Monmouth which is where Jordan’s dad went to school and had a lovely little late lunch in one of the pubs…

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I was pleasantly surprised by the lovely little town, I quite easily could have stayed and explored further but as the sky roared yet again, we drove back to our cottage for the last time, packed our suitcases ready to leave the next morning and then played board games until we couldn’t keep our eyes open any longer…

I loved our time in The Forest Of Dean and would love to go back, it’d be the perfect place for romantic little escapes. Imagine a log cabin in the forest with a hot tub (my little brother has done just this last week with his girlfriend) or a cute little barn conversion with slate floors and quirky little details? Yes please!

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  • i love exploring new places and a little get away is just perfect.

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    • Agreed! A getaway is just what’s needed, even if you can’t go abroad it’s nice to just go somewhere different. Gemma xx