Soudley

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Soudley is a small village to the west of Cinderford, in the Forest of Dean, west Gloucestershire, England.It joins with Ruspidge to form a civil parish.

Nearby attractions include the Dean Heritage Centre, Soudley Ponds and the Blaize Bailey viewpoint. Activities at the Dean Heritage Centre include chain-saw wood carving and courses on manual wood turning to make items such as chairs and candlestick holders. +more There are also many educational resources available on site and, as a result, the Centre is regularly frequented by schools from the local area and Wales.

Through the village runs a small river, which hosts the annual Soudley Duck Race. Every year residents and visitors gather to sponsor ducks and race them the length of the village. +more The day is accompanied by a small fair that takes place in the village hall.

The village has a public house called the White Horse. It has two skittles teams and regularly hosts events such as quiz nights and snail races.

Soudley is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Forest of Dean, largely due to its proximity to the Dean Heritage Centre, but also because the local scenery and the village's location; nestled into a tight valley. There are a number of small guest houses in the village which cater for people who wish to enjoy the local countryside while having a base in Soudley for their holiday.

The village also has a football club that competes in North Gloucestershire Division 2 and is managed by Paul "rat boy" Johnson.

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