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Ross & Wye Valley Weekender... Wye not?

Friday 23rd September to Sunday 25th 2022

What could be better than a wonderful weekender in the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Beauty which is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscapes in Britain and especially stunning at this time of the year as the leaves turn orange and red waiting to be captured in the beautiful autumnal light.

Ross-on-Wye may be known for its literary connections but it's also just one of many picturesque towns you will see nestled amongst the spectacular scenery. There are the stunning views from Symond's Yat Rock, where the nearby cliffs are the nesting place of Peregrine Falcons that soar above the valley of the River Wye 120m below. There are countless photo opportunities in the magical Forest of Dean, with it's ancient trees and moss-covered boulders. And there's the Wye itself, meandering photogenically through it all.

Itinerary includes:

  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Goodrich Castle
  • Symonds Yat
  • Forest of Dean
  • Amazing scenery everywhere and cozy pub photo feedback sessions.

Accommodation:

For this weekender, we suggest staying at the The King's Head Hotel – 8 High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5HL (kingshead.co.uk). Please make your own arrangements directly with this hotel. Early booking is recommended. If you have any problems getting a room, give us a call. 

What’s included:

- All photography tuition & handouts
- Road travel from Gloucester station, to and around Wye area
- Evening photo feedback sessions
- Crafted itinerary of stunning locations and great restaurants
- As always with Frui, your tutors will organise everything for you and cater for your every need.

Travel:

We recommend the following travel arrangements to Gloucester station if travelling from London. Your tutor will pick you up at Gloucester and take you to Ross-on-Wye.

Friday 23rd September
Depart London Paddington 14:28
Arrive Gloucester Railway Station 16:27

Sunday 25th September
Depart Gloucester at 19:27
Arrive London Paddington 21:14

(Timetables have not been announced as of time of writing so these times could change slightly)

Please note:

There will be plenty of walking involved over this weekend on uneven terrain so bring walking shoes/boots and waterproofs.

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