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On the first Friday of every month we are fortunate to have a fish and chip van visit Tibberton, and park itself at the village hall from 5-8pm. That's perfect for Tibberton Cottage guests - we often have people staying on a Friday night, so if it's the first one of the month, you can take just a 5 minute walk to the Made Without Gluten fish and chip van at the village hall: turn left out of the d...

Today we enjoyed an afternoon stroll around Painswick Beacon. There were excellent views of Gloucester, May Hill and the Malverns from the trig point at the top, lots of small winding paths, mounds and dips ideal for little people to run up and down, and plenty of space to stay far apart from others, despite it being a busy Sunday afternoon. We parked at Painswick Beacon Car Park, which is best de...

Yesterday's after-lunch walk was at Soudley Ponds. We found a great new route that took us firstly to the viewpoint at Blaize Bailey, offering scenic views of the River Severn, and then returned us to the car park via all four of the ponds. Soudley Ponds is about a 25 minute drive from the cottage. It's a quiet little spot, and there's a free Forestry Commission car park that's never had more than...

Last Friday, on a rare child-free day, Katie and I ate lunch at The White Hart in Broadoak. It was a scorching hot day, and we were fortunate to have a table beside the River Severn. Very much a holiday feeling, with excellent food. The pub had also done a good job of implementing a one-way system and other coronavirus changes, to maximise social distancing. The White Hart is about 20 minutes from...

We love living in a part of the country where people come on holiday. We really like going out and about and exploring the best of what the Forest of Dean and surrounding area has to offer. Therefore we thought it would be interesting to share what we've enjoyed doing. We hope these blog posts are helpful to you when planning what to do when you stay at Tibberton Cottage. Do please get in touch wi...