Edward Hunt's Forest of Dean Miscellany

Fact, Fiction and Fantasy


Vale of Castiard


So great is the valley of the Severn that its attendant vales are lost until they are found, and none is more secluded than the lovely Vale of Castiard. I have often asked my way to Castiard, but have never had an answer and do so no more, for the beautiful name that the Normans gave to the Flaxley valley has been lost, though it remains authenticated in ancient deeds.

The above text is from "The Forest of Dean" by Brian Waters (publisher: Dent 1951)













Edward Hunt