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Symonds Yat Rock

Location

Gloucestershire Map

OS Ref: SO 563 156

Last Visited: 2010

From Symonds Yat Rock

From Symonds Yat Rock

One is used to seeing rivers meandering across a level flood plane, but standing on Symonds Yat Rock seeing those same meanders frozen in 120 metre (400 feet) deep gorges is something else.

The combination of water soluble carboniferous limestone and rising land levels following the melting of the glacial ice, caused the River Wye to cut down into what had previously been flat land, producing the spectacular landscape we see today.

Apparently between April and August peregrine falcons can be seen nesting on the hillsides, but when we were there in November the most exciting thing we saw was a raven.