Symonds Yat Rock

Symonds Yat Rock is a wonderful place in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The highlight of the walk is the viewpoint with exceptional views across the Wye Valley.

You can park in the main car park and followed the white posted viewpoint walk – this takes you up by the cafe and then further up the rock to the viewing point – this path was graveled and well maintained so would be suitable for buggies/wheelchairs but it is approximately ¼ of a mile up a (not too steep) hill before the cafe, then an additional incline to the viewpoint. The views at the top are breathtaking, and if you’re lucky, you’ll see the peregrine falcons who are nesting there.

There are lots of trails for walkers and cyclists of different lengths and difficulties. The Forest Commission has produced a great map detailing the many trails, including a riverside walk along the River Wye and another one that visits King Arthur’s Cave! There’s also a great circular route that goes along the river, across the bridge from England to Wales and back over the river on the hand-pulled ferry (with a stop by the pub of course!)

Additional information


Symonds Yat
Near Coleford
GL16 7NZ


Main car park with toilets and pay and display machine (up to £5 for the whole day). Coins only, no change given.

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