There are 16 residents who live in the tiny hamlet of Symond's Yat East yet each year thousands upon thousands of visitors arrive to enjoy this most magical part of England.
I am one of the fortunate 16 and have produced this non-commercial site as a documentation of its history, and a look at how the 'Yat' has evolved to become what it is today.
I have been lucky enough to have been assisted in this by the other residents and in particular the Gardiner brothers, Tony & Gerald whose family has worked on the river Wye here for the past 100 years and this site would not have been possible without their years of research
YATEAST.COM covers the geological makeup of the area which has produced some of the most outstanding scenery in the United Kingdom with spectacular limestone cliffs, caves, forestry walks, cycle tracks and the only rapids on the lower Wye.
It covers the history of all the buildings showing their current use and introduces Yat residents and business owners
There are photographs of the old railway station and of the River Wye at Symonds Yat in flood and in snow during which times the businesses and residents are literally cut off from the outside world.
If you have any knowledge that I don't have or can make any contribution to the site please add to the Guestbook so that I may update or amend the site.
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Why make the website? Wyenot. I started researching this site the week after my friend Alan Wood passed away and in some way feel I have trodden some paths he did in producing Wyenot.com and my thanks go to Tina Jones for continuing with Alan's work.
For general information on the area around Ross-on-Wye please have a look at
I would like to thank the other contributors to the site namely Alan Wood, Paul Newman, Geoff Gwatkin, Ben Williams, Dave Pearson, The Eden Family, Peter Eden, Jared Morris, Stuart Morgan, Pete Rollinson, Graham Howells, Ian Price but most of all to Gerald & Tony Gardiner for the hours they have given me, the photos and the stories - only about 10% of which appear here.
The images on this site have come from many places. If inadvertently I have used an image that you believe I am not entitled to please contact me email@example.com and I will either remove it or add credit where it is due.