Symonds Yat Rock

A short but energetic climb to a stunning viewpoint over the Wye Valley.

Technical sheet
No. 18283885
A Whitchurch walk posted on 05/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 05/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h50[?]
Distance Distance : 1.9km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 115m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 118m
Highest point Highest point : 143m
Lowest point Lowest point : 33m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Whitchurch
Starting point Starting point : N 51.838717° / W 2.638541°
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Description

(D/A) From The Royal Lodge
 front door, facing the river, turn left and walk to the end of the car park. Join the wide track beyond the barrier and follow it parallel to the river Wye.

At a fork after about 100 yards, take the left-hand track. After a further 100 yards or so, turn sharp left onto a path that doubles back up the hillside.

Climb the hill until a path crosses, just short of a barrier and the road.

(1) Turn right up the stepped path. Bear right past a cave when the path approaches the road again, and climb more steps to emerge in a picnic area near the Forestry Commission café.

Cross the grass to a footbridge over the road. Beyond the road, follow the boardwalk to the left to reach the viewpoint on Symonds Yat Rock.

(2) Retrace your steps to the picnic area, and descent the path you came up, past the cave. (1)

When you reach the track below the barrier, cross over and follow the path steeply down through the woods. At a wooden fence, bear left (still heading downhill). The path eventually emerges between gardens at the car park by the Royal Lodge. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 36m - The Royal Lodge

1 : km 0.97 - alt. 132m - Steps
2 : km 1.19 - alt. 125m - Symonds Yat Rock
D/A : km 1.9 - alt. 33m - The Royal Lodge


Useful Information

The descent is steep and uneven: the way up is more gentle, and could be reversed to provide an easier return.

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The Royal Lodge

Symonds Yat East, South Herefordshire
HR9 6JL
Tel 01600 890238
Website www.rhhotels.co.uk
Email info@rhhotels.co.uk

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