The Forest is just over an hours journey away, so we had a few days away to catch the colourful shades whilst they are still around. The campsite was at Parkend, a lovely village that we have visited before and also one the cycle club has used for weekends.
The next two shots were taken on the cycle trail to Coleford.
Right next to the campsite is the RSPB Nags Head nature reserve.
Parkend church and cemetery.
It was interesting to see that the graves of people who had been dead for well over 70 years had fresh flowers on them, so someone in the family still remembers.
The Fountains is the pub and this caters for us when the cycle club stay. They have a bunkhouse accommodation at the back.
Wild boar were reintroduced into the Forest a few years ago but their numbers have now got out of hand as they now number over 1000. They do an enormous amount of damage to anywhere that is left unfenced, and every morning you can see fresh signs of their previous nights work. Gardens and playing fields have been completely destroyed.