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Saturday 24th September 2016


Quote:-
'What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going,
and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.' (Hal Boyle, American Journalist)

The River Wye, from Symonds Yat Rock - Herefordshire
(OS Grid Ref. SO565160 Nearest Post Code GL16 7NZ)

Symonds Yat Rock straddles the River Wye, on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire borders and within a few miles of Monmouthshire and the Welsh border. The name is said to come have from Robert Symonds, a 17th-century sheriff of Herefordshire and from the word yat, an old word for a gate or pass. This rock is a perfect viewpoint from which to watch raptors. A pair of peregrine falcons nest annually within sight of the rock. Buzzards, goshawks and hobbies are also regularly seen. The River Wye has cut a deep gorge in the carboniferous limestone, exposing numerous cliff faces that make it popular with rock climbers.

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MORE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

Symonds Yat Rock straddles the River Wye, on the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire borders and within a few miles of Monmouthshire and the Welsh border. The name is said to come have from Robert Symonds, a 17th-century sheriff of Herefordshire and from the word yat, an old word for a gate or pass. This rock is a perfect viewpoint from which to watch raptors. A pair of peregrine falcons nest annually within sight of the rock. Buzzards, goshawks and hobbies are also regularly seen. The River Wye has cut a deep gorge in the carboniferous limestone, exposing numerous cliff faces that make it popular with rock climbers.

Two Interactive maps show the photo's location

Map 1 on the left uses Ordnance Survey data from OS OpenSpace. You can pan the map by dragging the map or zoom in / out by using the + or - buttons.


Map 2 - is a Google Map close up satellite view with the option to view in Google Street View. The 'push pin' indicates the photo's location.

(Many thanks to Stephanie, from Ohio, for giving me the inspiration to create this addition. I hope that it adds to your enjoyment of the page.)

More about Symonds Yat



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