A steep descent and ascent from the car park at Yat Rock to the River Wye at Symonds Yat East.
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 Symonds Yat Rock car park, walk past the toilet block and up to the café.
Beyond the café, walk to the far left-hand corner of the picnic area, where stone steps descend with a wooden handrail. Beyond a low cave on your right, descend another flight of steps.
(1) Bear left, away from the road, down yet more steps, and continue through the woods to a broad crossing path just below a barrier (for a longer but gentler descent, turn left here then right at the river).
For the direct route, take the path almost opposite. At a wooden fence, bear left (still heading downhill). The path eventually emerges between gardens by the Royal Lodge.
(2) Walk to the far end of the car park and join the wide track beyond the barrier; follow it parallel to the river Wye. Fork left after about 100 yards.
After a further 100 yards or so, turn sharp left onto a path that doubles back up the hillside. Climb to the barrier where the downward path crossed. Turn right up the stepped path you descended earlier.
Bear right past the cave as you approach the road again, and climb to the café and picnic area.
(3) Cross to a footbridge over the road and follow the boardwalk to the left to reach the viewpoint. Return to the picnic area and bear left past the café then right to return to the main car park (Symonds Yat Rock). (D/A)
D/A : km 0 - alt. 143m - Symonds Yat Rock car park
1 : km 0.55 - alt. 110m - Low cave - Flight of steps
2 : km 0.94 - alt. 34m - The Royal Lodge - River Wye
3 : km 2.05 - alt. 143m - Footbridge - Viewpoint
D/A : km 2.6 - alt. 143m - Symonds Yat Rock car park
A steep descent and ascent with rocky steps (though a slightly gentler option is available). Woodland paths may be muddy.
Car park: 5 minutes’ drive from The Royal Lodge. Symonds Yat Rock pay-and-display car park. Drive out of the Forest Holidays site, then left at the crossroads in Christ- church. Turn left immediately, signposted to Symonds Yat Rock; the car park entrance is on the left after 13⁄4 miles.
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The Royal Lodge
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