Monday 8 November 2010

River Wye and Hereford

On our Herefordshire holiday, we spent a day in the county town.  We intended to visit Hereford Cathedral, plus the Mappa Mundi and the chained library there.  First we took advantage of the good weather and walked over the ancient bridge to take the footpath on the other side of the River Wye.  We found people very friendly.  One woman talked to us on the bridge and told us the river was running really high, and that usually you can see wide concrete platforms that support the span pillars.

 I've already shown you a picture of the giant statue guarding our car, and of course it was only  a matter of time before I gave you a classic view of the cathedral from the other side of the river.

It was only a short walk along the river bank to an attractive footbridge to get back to the town centre.

On the other side of that bridge, we found a grand memorial pillar guarded by canons.

I wasn't a complete stranger to the town as I'd spent a few weeks close by on a training course in my youth, but all I could remember was the riverside walks and the cathedral.  Although it has inevitable changed, it was good to go back and retrieve some happy memories.


Sheila Sultani said...

I really enjoy looking at all of your pictures. I read so many books that take place in the different shires of England and it is always fun to see a picture.

Unknown said...

Thank you Sheila. Always good to know you are appreciated.

John | English Wilderness said...

A couple of years ago I went canoeing on the river Wye. It was a fantastic day, the river wind through some beautiful countryside :-) I don't think we had chance to explore Hereford though :-(

Unknown said...

I bet that was a gret experience, John. We didn't see many boats of any kind that week, except one skiff type boat at Hay on Wye with two people in it.

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