♔Ross-on-Wye- South Herefordshire England

“Five years have past; five summers, with the length
Of five long winters! and again I hear
These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs
With a soft inland murmur.—Once again
Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,
That on a wild secluded scene impress
Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect
The landscape with the quiet of the sky.”

Lines composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

 

Sitting dramatically above the River Wye, St Mary’s Church spire has shaped the skyline of Ross-on-Wye for over 700 years.

Ross-on-Wye is the southern gateway to Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. Within easy reach of the cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, Wye is the ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills.

The natural beauty of the Wye Valley has attracted writers, poets, and artists seeking the picturesque views, and the world-famous beauty spot of Symonds Yats (meaning gate or pass) is no exception. Here the river has carved a dramatic gorge through towering limestone cliffs that are home to a myriad of birds including a pair of rare Peregrine Falcons that nest annually. 

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River Wye at Symonds Yat |Nilfanion

 

 

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