A short but energetic climb to a stunning viewpoint over the Wye Valley.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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)
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
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
Tel 01600 890238
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A choice of short or long walks along the River Wye towards Monmouth.
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Short alternative route to the viewpoint of Yat Rock.
A circular walk on good surfaces, mainly level along the beautiful Wye Valley at Symonds Yat. The River Wye seen from the world famous viewpoint at Symonds Yat Rock forms an almost complete loop. The river here flows 31⁄2 miles yet progresses less then 1⁄4 mile towards the Severn. This walk starts below Symonds Yat Rock in the steep sided, wooded gorge at the pleasant village of Symonds Yat East.
A wide meander of the Wye followed with Yat Rock as a highlight.
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