Symonds Yat Rock, Peregrine Falcons and Rope Ferries.
World famous for its natural river scenery and magnificent viewpoint is Symonds Yat Rock, a heavily wooded limestone outcrop some 500 feet above sea level. Here the River Wye twists and winds its way into a large horse-shoe bend, five miles long, in a deeply wooded gorge.
A great beauty spot and popular all year round, Symonds Yat is especially attractive in the spring and autumn when the tints of the foliage are at their best, or in the winter when the trees are capped in snow and the surface of the river frozen.
In the summer months there is the added bonus of spotting Peregrine Falcons flying to and from their nesting places on the hillside around Yat Rock. At the foot of Symonds Yat East is an unusual man-powered Rope Ferry while at Symonds Yat West are a range of visitor attractions including a Visitor Centre, Maze and a Heritage Centre nearby on the Doward hillside.