Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is an English village in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. It lies on both sides of the Wye and is therefore divided into Symonds Yat East (Gloucestershire) and Symonds Yat West (Herefordshire). About the river is a line drawn by hand cable ferry, which transports both pedestrians and cyclists. Overall, the place is a popular tourist destination. Several activities such as hiking (from Symonds Yat East leads a walk to Set above the village of Symonds Yat Rock, a popular lookout point over the Wye Valley), camping, canoeing and kayaking (nearby are the Symonds man-made Yat Rapids, rapids strength 2) and leisurely boat trips are possible. Several hotels, cafes and pubs are located on both sides of the river. A short walk from Symonds Yat West from the north is also located the place Whitchurch, where a maze and a butterfly garden are located. The place is also part of the Wye Valley Walks, a long-distance hiking trail, which in the Brecon Beacons leads from the source of the river to its confluence with the Mouth of Severn in South Wales.