Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Symonds Yat - Canoeing

Symonds Yat is a beauty spot attracting visitors both locally and from further afield, Symonds Yat is a delightful haven at a horseshoe-shaped bend in the meandering river Wye. With holiday accommodation located on either side, Symonds Yat east and Symonds Yat west the village is split in two by the river, east and west can be accessed by a hand-pulled ferry. Travellors come to enjoy the area’s unspoilt natural beauty, to climb the five hundred feet of Yat rock, catch a glimpse of the nesting peregrine falcons and other wildlife or enjoy the challenge of the river’s rapids. If you enjoy walking there are some great walks which wind through the woods here, and are a delight in all seasons, with many colourfull wild plants such as blue bells and wild garlic in spring, a visit in autumn is quite stunning with the colour of the leaves turning in the autumn months.
Symonds Yat is located on the English Welsh border, approximately 10 miles north of Monmouth and a short drive from Hereford. Symonds Yat is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, seeking outdoor pursuits such as canoeing which is ideal as Symonds Yat rapids are very popular.

The Symonds Yat rapids are ideal for novice paddlers seeking their first white water experience. The rapids are formed when the River Wye diverts around a small island.

Upstream of the rapids is placid water and tour boats operate in this section with places to eat and drink and sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Car parking is at hand and gets very busy in the summer months.

Symonds Yat has plenty of accommodation to hand with campsites, caravan parks, guesthouses, hotels and bunkhouses in the area.
Enjoy your stay in Symonds Yat accommodation and hope you return to explore more of Herefordshire.

Symonds Yat Herefordshire
A view from Symonds Yat Rock

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