Working for the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism Association is never boring! Leaf Peeping has taken off massively, the autumn colours are looking incredible already and on Sunday BBC Countryfile did a whole show about the Forest of Dean. So proud and so thrilled to see this area getting so much positive recognition. About time...
The Countryfile episode was filmed just a few weeks ago so the developing autumn colours can be seen, there is a great piece on Puzzlewood which presenter Margherita Taylor was clearly impressed with, the brilliant Forest of Dean Green Team are included, Matt Baker visits the Foresters' Forest and the Rewild Project and sees all the amazing work they are doing to preserve Forest traditions and Lydbrook Brass Band's summer Proms in the Quarry is covered too!
Even with all of that, the beautiful Forest itself was the real star, with some stunning aerial footage from AeroVue which really showed the huge expanse of woodland, the hills, valleys, lakes, paths and the wide variety of trees which are many different colours at the moment.
We were thrilled to see such wonderful coverage and such positive reactions from the presenters Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor. We love working in and for this very unique and special area.
In case you missed it on Sunday here is the link to watch the show again on BBC iPlayer.