Bream Heritage Walk

Paul

  • New Freemine

    A new mine is being opened near Little Drybrook. The Forest of Dean has a unique Freemining tradition. Custom has it that the right to freemine was given to Forest miners by Edward 1 for services given during his Scottish campaigns. This was probably confirming a right they already held as early as 1244. To…

  • Foxgloves

    The bluebells have now gone, but there are still good floral displays to be seen. The foxgloves are out, and between way marks 26 and 27 make quite a display. We don’t know why the foxglove got its name but its from the Old English foxes glofa. In the past children turned the flowers into…