Yat Rock

A steep descent and ascent from the car park at Yat Rock to the River Wye at Symonds Yat East.

Technical sheet
No. 18974637
A English Bicknor walk posted on 02/02/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 03/02/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h05[?]
Distance Distance : 2.6km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 115m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 114m
Highest point Highest point : 151m
Lowest point Lowest point : 34m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : English Bicknor
Starting point Starting point : N 51.837515° / W 2.636144°
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Description

(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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

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
www.rhhotels.co.uk
Tel 01600 890 238

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • All Saints, Staunton, is another Grade I listed church with features from throughout the medieval period. Of particular interest is a font which may have originally been a Roman altar. Opposite are the remains of a 14th-century village cross and Church Farmhouse, dating back to the late 1500s.
  • The Suck Stone is said to be the largest detached conglomerate boulder in the British Isles.
  • St Mary’s Church in English Bicknor has a fine Norman arcade with an example of ‘beakhead’ carving. Other treasures include three 14th- century effigies.

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