Making our way to the edge of the forest and close to where the English/Welsh border meets, we walked up to what is called Symonds Yat Rock - well known for its far reaching views across the Wye Valley.
In the 18th century a boat tour down the Wye was a fashionable alternative to the European Grand Tour.where a view of great grandeur displayed itself".
The river resembles a giant snake as it loops around the far end of Symonds Yat Rock. However, Its scenic journey now begins to change from pastoral to more residential as It flows through several tiny hamlets and along the side of the romantic remains of Tintern Abbey.
The rivers long journey from Wales is now almost complete once it arrives in the ancient town of Chepstow. In Chepstow it will join the mighty R. Severn's estuary flowing out into the Bristol Channel and then into the Atlantic Ocean.
It was a perfect day - not a cloud in sight,
The shocking pink berries are those of the Euonymus europaeus - European spindle tree. It inhabits the edges of forests, hedges and slopes, and tends to thrive best on nutrient rich, chalky and salt-poor soils.
P.S Our very late Indian Summer is still here, and long may it continue.