Herefordshire cafe will temporarily close for safety reasons


A CAFÉ at a beauty spot in Herefordshire will be closed tomorrow for security reasons.

Forestry England said workers would be at Symonds Yat Rock on Wednesday January 26, meaning the cafe at the tourist site near Ross-on-Wye is expected to close.

Ash trees infected with Chalara, also known as ash dieback, would be felled around the cafe, he said.

And a spokesman for Forestry England, which runs the site, said that would mean Symonds Yat Rock Cafe would have to close for the day for safety reasons.


“The area around the cafe leading to the viewpoint will also be closed for part of the day, as will part of the parking lot,” the spokesperson said.

“The restrooms and the alternate vantage point will be open as usual. If you are visiting, please follow all on-site safety notices and any instructions given to you by staff.”

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 vantage point, overlooking the River Wye.

But the walkway to the main lookout has been closed for three weeks, excluding weekends, since January 10 for maintenance.

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

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