Maps & walks

Maps & Walks

From Symonds Yat Rock there are a variety of waymarked trails. Discover the ancient hill fort, look for birds of prey and of course, enjoy a drink and a snack from the log cabin café. A map of the walking trails is available to purchase from the café.
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.

Symonds Yat Rock to Biblins Loop (Grade – Moderate. Length – 2.8 miles). This route is not specifically waymarked but follows public footpaths. Start by descending steep steps to join the Peregrine Path along the River Wye. Cross over the Biblins bridge and return along the footpath and hand ferry to Symonds Yat West. Climb back up the steps for well deserved refreshments at the café.

Symonds Yat Trail (Grade – Easy. Length – 1.2 miles). Trail is waymarked in white. This circular walking trail follows paths through the Iron Age fort and into attractive woodland. There are ten nature trail boards with things to look out for along the way.

Mailscot Wood Trail (Grade – Moderate. Length – 4 miles). Trail is waymarked in pink. Absorb a panoramic view of the river and pass through a wonderful mosaic of trees on this challenging hilly walk.

Christchurch to Symonds Yat walk (Grade – Moderate. Length – 3.2 miles). Trail is waymarked in yellow. This level to gently sloping linear track runs direct to the Forest Holidays cabin site at Christchurch and to the nearby Camping in the Forest site. It follows the public right of way footpath.

Highmeadows Trail (Grade – Hard. Length – 11 miles). A ramblers map is required. This is a circular forest walk in the west of the Forest of Dean with stunning views, a ferry crossing and a footbridge over the River Wye.