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The Village Websmith - Web Design & Services for Mordiford,, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Mordiford is pure English countryside at its very best. It lies a few miles south of the cathedral city of Hereford and about a 30 minute journey north from Ross-on-Wye, which takes you through some of the lushest scenery in the Wye valley.

Mordiford stands on the River Lugg, slightly above its junction with the better known River Wye. It is a beautiful river that snakes it's way through bountiful meadows, orchards and farmlands. Good fishing is to be enjoyed on the Lugg, it is known well for grayling. Mordiford itself is a patchwork of fields and wooded hills and little lanes that criss-cross here and there. Dotted around are beautiful old cottages, and farmhouses that hide behind an avenue of lofty trees. At Mordiford is a 600 year old bridge that has nine arches. Interestingly, it is said that in medieval times when the king rode over this bridge he was given a pair of silver spurs by the lords of Hereford and it is supposed that this was their payment for the manor of Mordiford.

Fine as the scenery is in this wonderful area, for views that are truly spectacular you need to walk from the town to the top of Blackbury Hill. The vista's all around are stunning, the sparkling river lies below and in the distance, beyond the great cathedral of Hereford, you can see the misty tips of the Welsh mountains. This is a peaceful, lonely spot, often not a sound can be heard other than the twittering of birds as they circle even higher above you.

Many species of wildlife thrive in the wooded areas that are spread throughout this beautiful region. You can roam in quiet tranquility along the forestry commission paths that take you past old oaks, firs and beech trees. Autumn is glorious, a never ending rainbow of brilliant greens, golds and rich reds. Leaves fall and form a thick carpet beneath your feet and a late after-noon sun dapples between the trees, the atmosphere is magical and you could be foriven for imagining an elf or two, with graceful fairies, dancing in the glade!

This too, is fruit country and as you drive along the leafy lanes, you pass mile upon mile of orchards full of gorgeous english apples, pears and cherries. Fields are full of fresh strawberries and round every corner is a poster proclaiming P.Y.O. Giant hops grow throughout the region, for Herefordshire is famous for it's cider. You can have a wonderful day out here, you can relish the vast open spaces of Mordiford and the fine views over the Lugg from Blackbury Hill, you can savour the calm tranquility of the woods, and afterwards, you can seek out a friendly inn and part-take of a hearty supper, taken with a glass of local cider followed by strawberries and cream. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email Mordiford-forest-of-dean@villagewebsmith.co.uk.

Photo from Featured Project near Mordiford
Website Analysis Surgery, Bridges Community Centre, Monmouth, September 9th

It is just three weeks tomorrow before our Website Surgery in Monmouth. If you would like to know how your website is performing, and get free advice on how to make it perform better, get your skates on!

Although we like to keep things as informal and simple as possible, we are asking visitors to book their time slot so that everyone gets the time and attention they need to get the full picture.

The surgery is free to attend for all members of the Monmouth & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce, so get your booking in by phoning 07703 290243 or email me and I will look forward to seeing you there.

Putting your website through the WARS will give you information about:

  • Getting found. How your site performs in search engines.
  • Getting your message across. How much impact does your message have?
  • Message positioning and structure. How easy is it for visitors to see the most important content?
  • Use of images. Are they relevant? High quality? Too big? Too small? Do they load quickly?
  • Mobile friendliness. How does your site look on a phone? How about a tablet?
  • Improvements. Effective recommendations that are either free or very cheap to implement
  • The future. Every visitor gets a copy of "Ten things every business can do to improve website performance".


Bridges Community Centre has great facilities, plenty of parking space and is easy to find at Drybridge House, Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5AS.

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