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8 Classic Views

Wye View off Llanstephan Bridge

8 Classic Wye Valley Views

Here we share with you 8 classic view points in the Wye valley specifically so that you can get an idea of the awe and beauty in the Wye region. There are many more epic view points in the Wye basin as a whole and we'll be sharing these in time. So keep an eye out for some more Wye vista's to be inspired by. 

Little Hill

Little Hill can be accessed from Builth Wells to the North or Erwood to the South. The back lane runs alongside the A470 down below. It offers up views of the Wye valley looking East towards the Black Mountains. Front is Twmpa or Lord Herefords Knob and left is Hay Bluff. It's a big sky open view. Epic!

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Nearby: Aberedw Rocks, Erwood Station, Llanstephan Bridge, Wye Valley Walk, The Begwyns, Crickadarn scene of 'East Proctor' in American Werewolf in London, Brecheiniog Forest, and Brechfa Pool.

Walks: Erwood/Twmpath, Aberedw Rocks & Llandeilo Hill, Twyn Y Garth Common, Begwyns.  

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Plynlimon Upper Wye Source

You'll have spotted this one on the website elsewhere or will do as you explore. This is taken from off Esgair Llwyn Gwyn on the Wye Valley Walk at 393 meters and is one of our favorites. It's within walking distance of Llangurig village. So you can get off the x47 bus or out of the car and enjoy this within an hour. It reveals the upper Wye and Plynlimon the source of the river in all its magnificence. Recommended!  

 

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Nearby: Llangurig Village Pubs and Food, Robert Gibbings Cottage where he wrote the book 'Coming Down the Wye,' Source of the River Wye on Plynlimon, Wye Valley Walk, Gilfach Nature Reserve and the Elan Valley.

Walks: Source Walks, Wye Valley Walk, Llangurig to Robert Gibbings Cottage/Marsh's Pool, Llangurig Circular (Working on Latter 2)

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The Wyndcliff Lower Wye

This is another view that features on the site. Taken from the Wyndcliff on a misty magic day it shows the bend around the Lancaut Peninsular with Winters Leap beyond. It's a spectacular spot not to be missed.  

 

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Nearby: Chepstow, Tintern Abbey, Winters Leap, Lancaut deserted village, Devils Pulpit View Point, Offa's Dyke Path, St Briavels Castle, Cleddon Falls

 

Walks: Eagles Nest, Wye Valley Walk & Windcliff to Piercefield

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Devils Pulpit

Another classic Wye Valley view the Devils Pulpit is a viewpoint off a limestone crag in beautiful woodland along the Offa's Dyke Path. Below is Tintern Abbey and the village of Tintern. You can walk there from Tintern (bit of hill climbing) or from Tidenham Chase ST 558992.  

 

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Nearby: Chepstow, Tintern Abbey, Winters Leap, Lancaut deserted village, Offa's Dyke Path, St Briavels Castle, Angiddy WalkingAngiddy ValleyCleddon Falls

 

Walks: Wye Valley Greenway, Wye Valley Walk, Offa's Dyke, The Angidy Trail & Tintern to Devils Pulpit

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 “The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it…”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Wye View off Monmouthshire Showground

Seven Sisters Symonds Yat

This views off the valleys limestone crags, which were formed 350 million years ago from a warm shallow sea are spectacular. The Wye winds its way through Symonds Yat, passed the Biblins and on through to Monmouth all cloaked in forest and mixed woodland that's home to rare species of plant and tree. On a nice day observe the birds (Raptors included) catching the thermals below as they sore above the river.

 

Getting there can be complicated because it's a warren of footpaths on top. From the Biblins take the track to the rear of the wooden lodge nearby the footbridge into the woods and make your way up bearing left just prior to the Doward campsite further in. Orientate your map. From King Arthurs cave it's a short distance to the South. You are looking for paths that lead off the main route - see the PDF file below as created by Herefordshire Wild Life Trust.

 

 

 

 

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Nearby: Monmouth, Biblins, King Arthurs Cave, Symonds Yat, Yat Rock

 

Walks: Head For The Hill Forts, Yat Rock, King Arthurs Cave, Goodrich Castle & Welsh Bicknor, English Bicknor, Huntsham Hill & Yat Rock

Historic Photo: Seven Sisters Rocks

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Yat Rock

This is a well known and popular view point in the Wye Valley. It looks into Gloucestershire & Herefordshire. During breeding season this is where Peregrine Falcons can be seen nesting. Goshawk and Sparrow hawk are also resident in the area. 

Paleolithic, Neolithic & Iron Age peoples are known to have made the Wye Valley their home. The headland of Yat Rock is evidence of that via the Iron Age Hill Fort dating back 2,500 years. Ditches and ramparts are still in evidence. 

 

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Nearby: Chepstow, Tintern Abbey, Winters Leap, Lancaut deserted village, Offa's Dyke Path, St Briavels Castle, Angiddy WalkingAngiddy ValleyCleddon Falls

Walks: Symonds Yat, Head For The Hill FortsKing Arthurs CaveGoodrich Castle & Welsh Bicknor, English Bicknor & Huntsham Hill and Yat Rock

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Twmpath View

This is a well known and popular view point in the Wye Valley. It looks into Gloucestershire & Herefordshire. During breeding season this is where Peregrine Falcons can be seen nesting. Goshawk and Sparrow hawk are also resident in the area. 

Paleolithic, Neolithic & Iron Age peoples are known to have made the Wye Valley their home. The headland of Yat Rock is evidence of that via the Iron Age Hill Fort dating back 2,500 years. Ditches and ramparts are still in evidence. 

 

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Nearby: Aberedw Rocks, Erwood Station, Llanstephan Bridge, Wye Valley WalkThe Begwyns, Crickadarn scene of 'East Proctor' in American Werewolf in London, Brecheiniog Forest, and Brechfa Pool.

Walks: Erwood/Twmpath, Aberedw Rocks & Llandeilo Hill, Twyn Y Garth Common, Begwyns.

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Wye Source View

This is a well known and popular view point in the Wye Valley. It looks into Gloucestershire & Herefordshire. During breeding season this is where Peregrine Falcons can be seen nesting. Goshawk and Sparrow hawk are also resident in the area. 

Paleolithic, Neolithic & Iron Age peoples are known to have made the Wye Valley their home. The headland of Yat Rock is evidence of that via the Iron Age Hill Fort dating back 2,500 years. Ditches and ramparts are still in evidence. 

 

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Nearby: Llangurig Village Pubs and Food, Robert Gibbings Cottage where he wrote the book 'Coming Down the Wye,' Source of the River Wye on Plynlimon, Wye Valley Walk, Gilfach Nature Reserve and the Elan Valley.

Walks: Source Walks, Wye Valley Walk, Cae Gaer Roman Fort

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