Forest Talk provides a weekly talking newspaper for blind and visually impaired people in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire.  We record local news items taken from the weekly Forest of Dean newspapers: The Forester and Wye Valley Forest Review.  We complement this with a weekly ‘magazine’ of light-hearted articles, local interest items, poems and anecdotes.  Each recording lasts approximately 90 minutes.

 Our recordings are distributed on USB memory sticks free of charge to those who are registered blind, using the Royal Mail’s Articles for the Blind service. We also supply each of our registered blind listeners with a free of charge USB ‘soundbox’ to enable them to listen to our recordings each week.


This TN has 3 publications listed.

  • The Forester

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • The Wye Valley Review

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Western Daily Press

    Publication frequency: Daily

Recording formats: Memory stick, Internet/Website

Contact details

Contact name:   Jo Smith

Telephone:   01594 542062