At the time this photo was taken the pub was closed and up for sale, It overlooks the road and the River Wye which runs along side it.
This footpath runs between Wereton Road, south of Audley village, and Ryehills, a stretch of road between Audley and Miles Green, where the path is here seen emerging. Having become overgrown and difficult of access, the stiles at both ends of the path were replaced and vegetation cleared in 2014.
There is an OS benchmark [] on a leaning wooden gatepost in the hedge left of the metal gate. The buildings at Blaythorne can be seen over the hedge at the right hand side of the image
On bus route 65 from Monmouth to Chepstow.
Reclaimed for leisure after being used for opencast mining, the area has been designated as an LNR and is overseen by Halmerend Wildlife Trust, a group of volunteers. This is not to be confused with the Staffordshire Wildlife Trusts Bateswood reserve a short distance away (see [[]]).
Compare a similar view from January 2014, before anything fell over: [].