Admire the picturesque views of the River Wye and surrounding area from this internationally famous viewpoint. Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe.
From Symonds Yat Rock there are waymarked trails linking to the Forest Holidays campsite, to the River Wye and a choice of circular walks into the forest itself.
Look out at the nearby cliffs to spot the nesting area of the Peregrine Falcons. You can enjoy watching the birds while they hunt and raise their young from April to August each year.
Ancient hill fort
The cliff top at Symonds Yat Rock provided a good vantage point for its Iron age inhabitants, who built a fort here 2,500 years ago. The site is now a scheduled ancient monument. Ongoing tree and vegetation management is designed to minimise damage to the old hillfort defences.
Log cabin cafe
Refreshments are provided by the 1950s built log cabin cafe, with a range of wholesome food including freshly made cakes, sandwiches and simple meals. Please note there is no inside seating area. Contact 01594 834479 for more details and opening times.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsAdrian C, 11/Sep/2015
This'll get you close:
5150′53″N 238′35″W / 51.848N 2.643W
Most sat navs will accept coordinates or you could do the old-school map reading thing.
Ian S, 5/Aug/2015
Don't use the postcode - it's 5 miles away from Symonds Yat Rock.
1 StarNot given, 19/Jul/2015
We didn't have change for the car park, so walked to the cafe to purchase something, get change and pay for our parking ticket. On returning to our car after 15 minutes, a parking ticket had been stuck on our windscreen. FC are obviously paying people to lie in wait. Disgusting.
Forestry Commission Response
We do state on our website that visitors are encouraged to bring change for the car park. It is unusual for us to ticket within the 15 minute courtesy time.