WYE

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Wye Views

From Mid Wales, the Cambrian & Black Mountains down to the Lower Wye at Symonds Yat above and further on down The Wye the Wye catchment is imbued with a myriad of amazing views. Here we explore just a few.

Yat Rock Symonds Yat

Wye Catchment Views

Name: Yat Rock

Area: Mid Wye Valley

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: There is a car park just before Symonds Yat Rock Log Cafe or after if coming in from the North and as the name suggests refreshments. To get there get onto the B4432 or walk from any direction. You can of course walk from all directions. For public transport in the area click here.

Comment: Symonds Yat is said to be named after Robert Symonds, a 17th-century sheriff of Herefordshire whereas Yat is an old word for a gate or pass.

Symonds Yat East & The Pinnacle

Wye Catchment Views

Name: Pwll Y Wrach

Area: Mid Wye Valley

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: Head for the B4432 from Christchurch. Pass by the Symonds Yat Rock car park on your left and carry on for another KM. Turn sharp left at the fork. If coming from the North cross over Huntsham Bridge continue for 1.25 KM until you reach the fork. Take right hand turn. You can of course walk from all directions. For public transport in the area click here.

Comment: At Symonds Yat East you will find the Saracens Head and other public houses and accomodation. There are walks up to Yat Rock viewing point and to the Biblins suspension bridge and Severn Sisters viewing bluffs.

There are numerous woodland trails in the area of Symonds Yat as well as climbing opportunities. The whole area is heavily wooded with old growth trees and in the valley some open pasture. Alongside the climbing and walking cycling is excellent to with the ability to cross the river Wye at the Biblins. Beyond is the Forest of Dean with its vast array of tracks and trails. Further South down river we have the rivers Monnow, Trothy and Anggidy enter the Wye.

Devils Pulpit

Wye Catchment Views

Name: Devils Pulpit

Area: Lower Wye Valley

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: It's best to access the view point from Tintern off the A466 North of Chepstow about 8KM. There is a good well marked trail across the bridge at Tintern. For a good viewranger map click here. If heading in from Monmouth Tintern is 10 miles North. You can of course walk from all directions. For public transport in the area click here.

Comment: Top rate views across to the 11th C Tintern Abbey. The Devils Pulpit is situated on the Offas Dyke National Trail.

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Wyndcliff Nr Chepstow

Wye Catchment Waterfalls

Name: Water Breaks Its Neck

Area: Lower Wye valley

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: Head North out of Chepstow on the A466 for about 3KM. As you approach a sharp right bend carry straight on as if turning Left. 250 meters up the country road/lane is a car park where a trail will lead you to the Wyndcliff. If coming in from the North the same turning (now right) is about 4.5 KM from Tintern. You can also walk from all directions. For public transport click here.

Comment: The Wyndcliff offers amazing sweeping views of the Wye towards The Limestone cliff of Winters Leap. You could easily spend some time here. The viewpoint is on the route of the Wye Valley Walk.

Erwood - Twyn Y Garth (325 M 1,066 Ft)

Wye Catchment Views

Name: Erwood - Twyn Y Garth

Area: Mid Wales

River or Brook: Grug

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Access: Aceess to Twyn Y Garth is very simple. Hay On Wye B4350 South West, A438 1KM, right at 3 Cocks A4079, 4KM right at round about A470. Continue 7KM to Erwood Bridge - over bridge and left to Erwood Station. Walk from car Park. You can also walk from all directions. For public transport in the area click here.

Comment: The views off Twyn Y Garth are spectacular on a good day. You can see the Wye, Black Mountains and Erwood down below. Well worth the trip.

Twmpath Layby (250 M 820 Ft)

Wye Catchment Views

Name:Twmpath Layby

Area: Mid Wales

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: The views here and in the area are unique as they encompass the Carneddau to the North near Builth, Aberedw Rocks and the Black Mountains as well as the Wye down below.

Access: Head out of Hay On Wye South on the B4350, then A438 1KM, right at 3 Cocks A4079, 4KM right at roundabout A470. Continue 7KM to Erwood Bridge - just before bridge turn left up winding back road for 1.5 Km until you come to a back country layby. park up and enjoy the views. You can walk from all directions. For public transport in the area click here.

Builth Wells Off Garth (281 M 921 Ft)

Wye Catchment Views

Name: Gath Hill

Area: Mid Wales

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: The walk up garth is a steady one. The views on top are 360 degree of Builth and the Wye below, the carneddau, Aberedw South East and parts of the Epynt to the West.

Access: Head for Builth Wells on the A470, the A481 or the A483. You can of course walk from all directions or use public transport. For public transport in the area click here.

River Wye Source
Wye Catchment Views

Name: Plynlimon & Cerrig Yr Wyn

Area: Mid Wales/Cambrians

River or Brook: Wye

View rating: 1 low - 5 high

Comment: To access this view you will need to walk to the source of the Wye, which is for reasonably fit people. The views from there are stupendous on a clear day with the whole of the embryonic Wye stretched out before you.

Access: Head for Rhyader on the A 44 and the A470 North. Drive through Llangurig to Pont Rydgaled. From Aberystwyth again travel along the A44 East. You walk in from Pont Ryhdgaled. Follow map for directions to Cerrig Yr Wyn. You can of course walk from all directions or use public transport. For public transport in the area click here. For even more details go to Source Walks.

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