A week in blistering heat in the Wye Valley does wonders- the lazily twisting River Wye, the hills and deep valleys of the Forest of Dean, houses dotted on the hillsides and built into steps cut out of the landscape, a wooden cabin shaded by the canopy of an oak tree, cold beers and long evenings... the only shame is five days wasn't long enough. I've never been to the Wye Valley before. It's a very distinctive part of the country and it really feels like a place on its own, a geographically unique area with beautiful countryside and an industrial heritage- iron, timber, mines, railways, ore, charcoal, wire and cable industries all thrived during the 19th and early 20th century. Just a few miles drive and you hit the River Severn and various harboursides.
Some valleys in song from the hard drive. Allez Allez were an early 80s Belgian New Wave produced by Martin Ware.
Sinner DC are Swiss and Endless Valley came out in 2012 with various remixes, this one by Sonic Boom.