Following the successful completion of safety work on the Lydbrook Bridge it was intended to be re-opened for walkers on September 24th.

However, it has recently been reported that due to strong, high winds, it will be opened in the afternoon of Wednesday, September 28th.

Lydbrook Bridge, known locally as Stowfield Viaduct or the Black Bridge, was built in 1875 to take the railway across the River Wye. The rail line was closed in 1964 and the bridge deck was refurbished to form a walkway. The bridge was closed in 2016 due to safety concerns.