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. Cash only please.
Cafe opening times:
September - October: Week Days 10am-4pm. Weekends 10am-4.30pm
November: Weekends only 10am-4pm.
New year’s Day: 10am-4pm
January: Weekends only 10am-3.30pm
February – Feb half term: Weekends only 10am-3.30pm
Feb half term - April: Week Days 10am-3pm. Weekends 10am-4.30pm
May - September: Week Days 10am-5pm. Weekends 10am-5.30pm
All times are weather permitting.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsVickie and o, 16/Jul/2016
Fantastic tea and cakes 😀 Great service too
5 StarsKenneth Newton, 17/May/2016
Fantastic views, with the meandering river Wye below. Plenty of parking space. Well stocked cafe. It has everything. My favourite location. I live in Devon but its still a place I visit regularly.
Is the car par suitable for a 6.5m Motorhome?
Forestry Commission Response
The car park will be ok - you will need to park in coach space so get there early if in holidays. Car park is Pay and Display so bring change. NO OVERNIGHT stays permitted but Bracelands campsite is nearby. WARNING : you will NOT be able to drive any further down towards Symonds Yat East than the car park as the road becomes EXTREMELY narrow and bendy!