Wye Valley Bimble – The Eagle’s Nest

Just a quick post to say that the autumn continues to impress on the weather (and walking) front down here in South Wales. Managed to get out for a stroll in the Wye Valley amongst the browning leaves. Always a favourite of mine at any time, the Wye Valley is a truly spendid place to visit in the autumn.

Today I decided to go for a walk (climb!) up the “365 steps” to a viewing platform called The Eagle’s Nest. Built in the 1800’s for discerning gentry and ladies to view the Wye Valley from it highest vantage point, its a gem of a place. Many years ago there used to be a rope ladder for part of the “ascent” to the nest but these days its been converted to suspended iron steps. At the top, the Wye Valley walk passes by north and south of the nest and many hours of easy rambling can be had in beautiful surroundings. Today, the weather was cool but not cold and the sky clear and the view from the top was as good as ever…

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About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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