VISITORS taking in one of Herefordshire's most picturesque spots have been warned delays mean a viewpoint will be closed for longer than hoped.

Forestry England, which manages Symonds Yat Rock on the Herefordshire-Gloucestershire border near Ross-on-Wye, shared an important message to visitors.

The walkway which is currently being worked on runs between the car park and cafe to the iconic viewpoint over the bending river Wye.


Forestry England said: "Millions of people have enjoyed this route to the viewpoint since it was installed 12 years ago and by carrying out this work now, it will be futureproofed for years to come."

And now the final round of repair works on the wooden walkway is well underway.

The organisation had hoped to have it open in time for the weekend, but it apologised as this was no longer possible.

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It said the rot in the old timber was more extensive than anticipated.

An alternative viewpoint can be accessed via the staff/accessible car park, crossing the road and turning left along the pavement. 


The iconic viewpoint at Symonds Yat, in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a great place to spot Peregrine Falcons, Forestry England said.

Other birds can also be seen from the viewpoint, overlooking the river Wye.

The area was also a filming location for the Netflix series Sex Education.