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Highmeadow Trail

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Demanding

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

11 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Biblins campsite bridge over the river Wye

The Highmeadow Trail is an 11 mile (8 mile with shortcuts) circular forest walk in the west of the Forest of Dean with stunning views, a ferry crossing and a footbridge over the River Wye. 

A demanding but rewarding walk with steep ascents and descents which can be muddy in places and is followed in an anti-clockwise direction. 

A leaflet detailing the walk is available from the Ramblers'  The walk can be started from a variety of locations including Symonds Yat Rock, Staunton and Forest Holidays at Christchurch. 

As the name suggests, the trail largely passes through Highmeadow Woods but also takes in the Doward, including the Seven Sisters Rocks, and leads up to the Buckstone at Staunton. 

The route is waymarked by square posts with yellow arrow discs at path junctions.  It is advised to carry a copy of OS Explorer Map OL14.

On Saturday 1st October there is a running race starting and finishing at Symonds Yat Rock.  Please be aware that parking spaces will be limited during the day and expect to see runners on this trail.




OS Grid ref: SO 564156

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