Mobile phone coverage is good around the main facilities, but poor on trails. The nearest public phone is on the public road, east of the hill fort.


The main car park is large and operates on a pay and display basis. Coins only, no change given.

Charges at peak times (weekends, school holidays, bank holidays)
Up to 2 hours – £3.00
Up to 4 hours – £4.00
All day – £5.00

Off peak charges (weekdays, term time only)
Up to 2 hours – £2.00
Up to 4 hours – £3.00
All day – £4.00

Coaches/Minibus charges
Coaches – peak: £10, off peak: £8
Minibuses – peak: £8, off peak: £6

You can also purchase a Forest of Dean Discovery Pass which will grant you free parking for a year in all Forestry Commission car parks throughout the Forest of Dean, along with a range of other benefits. Discovery Passes are available in the café.


Toilets are located in the main car park.

Picnic Area

A picnic area is located around the main car park with benches scattered throughout the woods. There are also benches by the café primarily for customer use.

Disabled Access

The main entrance has level access. There is level access from the main entrance to the toilets and the café. There is level access from the car park to the picnic area. There is a public toilet for disabled visitors.

There are two disabled car parks available at Symonds Yat Rock. Blue badge parking in the main lower car park is situated next to the visitor toilet block. Access from the main lower car park to the log cabin cafe, walking trails and viewpoints are via a surfaced uphill slope. The entrance to the pathway is around 1400mm wide. There are numerous perch points and benches along the main entrance path.

There are further blue badge bays in the upper car park located closest to the log cabin cafe and viewpoints. Entry to the main site from this car park is to the side of a wooden barries and across a hard and firm path with some loose stones. The space at the side of the barrier is around 1050mm.

Further information for disabled visitors.


Dogs are welcome at Symonds Yat Rock.