Nine Ramblers set off from Symonds Yat for a walk in the Forest of Dean. Having started at the viewpoint overlooking the River Wye we headed steeply downhill to cross the river on the passenger ferry at the Saracen's Head Pub. It was then uphill making our way towards King Arthur' Cave, where in the past bones from the Ice Age have been uncovered. From the cave it was back down to river, lunch on a grassy bank, and back across the River Wye on the Biblins suspension bridge. Due to the number of visitors we had to queue to cross as only six can use the bridge at any one time
More climbing took us into the Lady Park Wood and onto the Suck Stone, so called for the small stones imbedded in the cliff face. From here it was an undulating stroll (we slowed down towards the end of the day) through Highmeadow Woods back to the cars.
King Arthur's Cave
Crossing the Biblins Suspenion Bridge
Crossing the river on the ferry
The Suck Stone
The mighty River Wye