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The View Cafe Bar has been awarded the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’s highest standards rating of five stars by the Forest of Dean District Council – Environmental Health department.
To achieve a rating, The food safety officer inspecting a business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:
• How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
• How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe
At the end of the inspection, the business is given one of the six ratings. The top rating of ‘5’ means that the View Cafe Bar was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.
We are really pleased with the 5 Star rating awarded to our View Cafe Bar and it is testament to all the hard work carried out by the staff and the support from our customers.
Along with the Stunning views and great food this official seal of approval reinforces that the View Cafe Bar a great place to eat and drink.
• we served 24,900 cups of coffee
• 9,850 cups of hot chocolate
• 22,890 cups of tea
That’s around 57,640 hot brews had by visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre over the past 12 months!
We have been delighted by all the supportive comments and feedback and we will continue to work hard and invest in the centre to ensure that we are the most forward thinking and friendly dive and activity centre in the UK. – judging by the increased visitor numbers month on month we must be doing something right!
If you have any comments of suggestions we would love to hear from you
We have been really pleased with the increased number of visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre this year. We think this is due to the continuing investments we make to improve the site whilst still being one of the most cost effective dive sites anywhere in the UK.
And were getting bigger thanks to your help!
We have been listening to your comments about the National Diving & Activity Centre and have decided to improve things further with a new and updated EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) Cashless Swipe System.
We are launching a new Cashless Swipe Membership Card system for all our in-date NDAC Members at the start of August this year. This will mean that NDAC Members can pay for their entry, air fills, mixed gases, and food & drink from the View Cafe Bar, all with the swipe of a new NDAC Membership Card. You can even buy those little extra goodies from our dive shop with an ever-increasing range now being stocked.
So there’ll be no more having to carry your wallet or purse with you, instead just charge your card and pay at the end of the day. You can even dive with your card!
This system is not just for the divers though, visitors staying in our Wooden Wigwam Village will also be able to have a swipe card for the duration of their stay.
The Swipe Cards are just one of the many benefits our members enjoy – so why not take this opportunity now to go cashless at the National Diving & Activity Centre and become an NDAC Member today.
22nd June – 1st July 2012
19th – 28th October 2012
The first Monmouthshire Walking Festival in 2012 runs from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 1st July. From the highest point in Monmouthshire, Chwarel y Fan to the new Wales Coastal Path, from high moorland to wooded glades, from secluded countryside to busy market towns, the Monmouthshire Walking Festival has walks to interest and challenge you. If you are looking for local history, flora, fauna, churches, lost villages, hill forts, rivers, castles and gardens, then Monmouthshire Walking Festival has some of the best that Monmouthshire has to offer.
Starting at 10am Walk Leaders Clare Scutts and Sue Rawle will be your guides for the day. Starting at the National Diving & Activity Centre you will pick up the Gloucestershire Way and then Offa’s Dyke path as you follow the course of the Lower Wye valley. Diverting via the Lancaut Circular walk you’ll enjoy the woods below the impressive limestone cliffs, an area protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). After you reach the chapel of St. James, you’ll return along the Offa’s Dyke path to once again pick up the Gloucestershire Way and return to the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.
Deep Trouble is a crime fiction novel set in a scuba diving club based in the Forest of Dean and the storystarts in the National Diving & Activity Centre near Chepstow. It is unusual in that the crime scene is at the bottom of the sea on a wrecked submarine. There are a number of murderous motives including an illicit love affair, an inheritance and suspects include an irascible drinker and a manipulative philanderer. Sue Rawle is a diver herself but the story is entirely fictional as all her diving buddies in Forest Pirates are lovely people! Sue used to be the Overlooking the Wye Scheme Manager so the walk will also mention a couple of the sites which benefited from conservation works recently.
Sue Rawle will sign copies of her book Deep Trouble at the end of the walk. Alternatively for the intrepid why not try The Wire – the longest zip wire in the country which operates at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow!
Start & finish point
National Diving & Activity Centre
The National Diving & Activity Centre is located 1.2 miles east of Chepstow on the A48.
Approx 7 miles
Time to walk
Approx 4.5 hours
One steep descent and ascent. One central section crosses loose boulder scree near the shore, not safe for small children or the unfit.
For your rucksack
A packed lunch or alternatively food and drink can be purchased at the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre.
£5 per ticket
Sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor, Monmouthshire Walking Festival are able to provide a great offer.
Purchase any ticket for the June Walking Festival and you will get a voucher giving you a cool 15% off current Cotswold Outdoor stock! Cotswold Outdoor have stores throughout the country and the voucher is valid at any store and on-line!
Tickets for Monmouthshire Walking Festival can be bought through the tickets page on the Monmouthshire Walking Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth Tourist Information Centres (fee applies).