Symonds Yat East Gloucester
Ross-on-Wye
Herefordshire HR9 6JL
 

 

The River Wye flows right through the middle of Symonds Yat Village. The half of the village on the east bank is known as Symonds Yat East.

During the summer months, pedestrians can cross the river by a hand pulled ferry but motorists must cross the river upstream by using Huntsham bridge; which is a five mile (8 km) trip.

The hand-pulled river ferry runs from The Saracens Head Inn and the ferryman charges a small fee for his labours.

Biblins Bridge
There is another way for pedestrians to cross the river but for some reason it just doesn’t seem to be as popular as the ferry. In 1957 a suspension bridge made of local oak timbers was built a mile downstream, by the Forestry Commission connecting Symonds Yat East to Biblins Campsite on the west bank. It was totally refurbished in 1997 and is quite safe. Although it is designed to take up to 30 people, it has a badly weathered sign requesting that no more than 6 cross at a time.
 
The whole Wye Valley is pretty and popular with tourists. Symonds Yat is particularly charming with its small white cottages clinging to the steep hillsides. At Symonds Yat East visitors will find B & B accommodation, small hotels and pubs, cafes, a tea shop, a small campsite, river cruises, and a canoe and kayak hire centre.
 

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A steep footpath leads from the village up to the internationally renowned viewpoint, Symonds Yat & Rock. Another footpath and a cycleway, constructed on a former railway line, runs on the eastern bank to Monmouth.
 
Symonds Yat East has its own non-commercial website.
 
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