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?
We took some international visitors and they appreciated the beautiful views. Note for other visitors: Symonds Yat Rock is not signposted from the main road so it's important to take the turn off to Symonds Yat EAST (and not Symonds Yat West). Follow signs firstly to Symonds Yat East and then to Yat Rock.
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.