Raptors on the rock

Peregrines have nested in the limestone cliffs of Coldwell Rocks in the Forest of Dean for the past 20 years. The crevices in the rock face are also ideal nesting sites for other birds such as ravens and jackdaws. From the viewing point on Symonds Yat Rock you can enjoy watching the Peregrine Falcons while they hunt and raise their young from April to August each year. Other birds of prey such as Goshawks and Buzzards can also be seen here. The RSPB are on hand and have been since 1983 to show people the birds and to protect the breeding peregrine falcoms.

Photo: Ben Locke