Symonds Yat Rock Lodge: Walkers

Symonds Yat Rock Lodge: Walkers

We welcome walkers, and set as we are, in the rolling landscape of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Forest of Dean opposite, you could hardly pick a better spot.
Forest opposite gives hours of walks and is teeming with wildlife… AA+++

We have a series of circular walks written by us that start here (and mostly take in fab local pubs), and we are adding more all the time.


As well as the miles of walking on the Forest of Dean paths and trails you can access:


Easy Walks

Easy to follow and level , requiring no specialist equipment, these 12 walks give you a great introduction to walking in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.


English Bicknor 

A 3 mile walk through our parish with views from Coldwell Rocks (where the peregrines nest). Start at (6) on the map.


Symonds Yat Rock Walks.

A selection of walks that take in one of Britain's favourite views


The Sculpture Trail, Beechenhurst

Four miles of trails through the Forest bring you to charming, challenging and interactive sculpture. Sometimes you have to look hard to find it!


Wye Valley Walk

A 136 mile walk along the Wye Valley from the Wye’s origins at Ply to its merging with the Severn below Chepstow. Symonds Yat sees it pass through a gorge cloaked in woodland. It is plain to see why the Wye was the site of Britain’s first tourism in the 1770s.


Wysis Way

Passing right by us, the Wysis Way links Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail at Monmouth to the beginning of the Thames Path National Trail in Gloucestershire, this walk crosses the distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, the Severn Vale and the Cotswolds.


Offa’s Dyke Path 

Following the English/Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa's Dyke this National Trail takes you through changing landscapes offering amazing opportunities to catch a view of our native wildlife. We are registered accommodation with National Trails.



There are over 80 geocaches hidden in the Forest of Dean, and 200 along the Wye Valley – an amazing way to explore all our beautiful hidden locations.

Visit our own Symonds Yat Rock Lodge Things To Do Directory for more links.

Our own local walks:
  • The Viewpoint: walk into the Forest opposite and turn right, just 20 mins away. Unique circular walks starting from your front door (and mostly with pubs en route)
  • The River Wye and Symonds Yat (7 m)
  • Viewpoints Walk (4 m)
  • Dog & Muffler Walk (7 m)
  • Highmeadow Woods (3 m)
  • White Horse Walk (8 m)

For walkers we have:

  • Large range of maps and walk books, from easy walks to challenging
  • Boot washing facility
  • Off-road parking (you can walk straight from your front door)


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Symonds Yat Rock Lodge, Hillersland, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7NY    Tel: 01600 773220

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Hillersland, Coleford


GL16 7NY

01600 773220

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