Our run this month was organised by Bernard and Margaret Guest. They have always produced very scenic routes, so with the weather not looking to good it must have had them worried as the afternoon visit was a garden.
Twenty eight members attended the run, with eleven club cars and three moderns gathering at the “New Fancy View” for the 9-30 start . With the rain clouds gathering we set off across the forest towards Tidenham Chase and on towards Chepstow for our morning coffee stop. The weather by this time had brightened up considerably and some even considered the idea of lowering their hoods to enjoy some top down motoring (It didn’t happen). Leaving the coffee stop we traveled through country lanes towards Shirenewton,Llangwyn and finally to Llansoy for lunch. The route had taken us through some stunning countryside with amazing views, which was enhanced by some sunshine along the way. As we settled down for lunch at “The Star” the heavens opened and we got to see the rain sheeting down as we had been allocated seating in the very impressive conservatory. It was by this time that we became concerned that two of our members had failed to arrive (they were in a modern), so after trying to contact them several times it was discovered that they had got lost and had returned home ( I feel another trophy coming on).
Leaving the lunch stop after a very good meal, we rejoined our cars to travel to the “Veddw house garden” near Devauden, it has been visited by Alan Titchmarsh in the past for a programme called “Love Your Garden”,on ITV. You can learn more about the garden and it’s history by going to www.veddw.com . It truly is a work off love and dedication with details reflecting the past at the settlement know as the Veddw.
The afternoon was rounded of by a tea stop at Tintern Station, where some members couldn’t resist the cakes on offer.
Our thanks go to Bernard and Margaret for yet another scenic route and a lovely day out. Any chance of another next year?