Autumn Trek at Symonds Yat, Hereforshire

Dave and I looked after Pepper, Dave’s parents’ dog, in September and it was such a success, that we  have had her stay with us again recently! The weather wasn’t looking bad on the Sunday and with Autumn being in full swing, we headed for a walk at Symonds Yat in Herefordshire.

Our route followed the Forestry Commission’s trail, but we started at The Saracens Head Inn’s car park instead.

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After crossing over the River Wye in the hand ferry – which Pepper was not a fan of, at all! – we made our way along the side of the river, past rushing rapids and through Biblins Campsite.

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Following the route, we went over the footbridge and doubled back on ourselves, spotting fungi and meeting other walkers along the way.

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Despite the intermittent sunshine, the air was cool and crisp. However, our coats soon came off as we trekked up the steep embankments to the Symonds Yat Rock Viewpoint.

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The surrounding woodland was just as bright and beautiful as Frith Wood Nature Reserve had been the day before. Pepper loved running about the fallen leaves and zigzagging through the trees.

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Despite having viewed photographs online, we weren’t prepared for just how beautiful the views would be when reaching the top…

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The valley was a riot of colours and the sight from the main viewpoint was stunning! There were rust oranges, deep reds, pine greens and warm yellows, all of which dazzled in the sun.

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After taking in the sights, we headed back through the woodland to the drinks waiting for us at the pub.

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We snagged a table right next to the river and sat, watching kayakers and boats sailing by. Even when the rain started, we huddled under the umbrella and enjoyed our drinks, before eventually getting back in the car and going home.

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What better way to spend an Autumn Sunday!

P I N  F O R  L A T E R . . .

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