Symonds Yat: A magnificent scenic viewpoint in the west of England

 

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This evening, I am posting information on the stunning, scenic view known as Symonds Yat on the borders of the English counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, close to the border with Wales.

Location is about 127 miles N.W. of London, near Ross-on-Wye.

Here, the River Wye meanders through an ancient landscape of limestone rocks and where traces of man have been found dating back 12000 years. Iron ore was worked here from Roman times.

The River Wye has a length of 155 miles. It rises in Plynlimon in mid-Wales and empties into the estuary of the River Seven. For much of its length the river forms part of the boundary between England and Wales.The Wye Valley is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which indicates an official conservation area. 

Yat is on Old English word for gate or gorge.

Images shown here were taken from the vantage point of Symonds Yat Rock from where buzzards and other birds of prey can be seen.

Here is a video clip of the view.


 

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