Goodrich, Symonds Yat and The Wye Valley

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 03

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11 to 12 Miles with a couple of long ups....

Goodrich is known for its red sandstone medieval castle and although we will be starting from the car park we will be heading in the opposite direction so if you would like to explore the castle you could do this prior to the walk.  Due to current COVID related restrictions you would need to book your visit in advance via their website.

From Goodrich we will work our way along the river Wye to then climb up to Symonds Yat to enjoy the views whilst eating our lunches.  The afternoon see's us follow the ridge line before dropping down to cross the Wye via the bridge that forms part of the now disused Ross & Monmouth Railway line.  Unfortunately as the tunnel is blocked off we have to climb back up to to cross the hill at Welsh Bicknor before working our way back to Goodrich

Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control.

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  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
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A Bridge in Goodrich
Disused Railway Tunnel Welsh Bicknor
The Wye at Welsh Bicknor
View from Symonds Yat
View from Symonds Yat
A Bridge in Goodrich
Disused Railway Tunnel Welsh Bicknor
The Wye at Welsh Bicknor
View from Symonds Yat
View from Symonds Yat


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