The Wye Valley Walk


Some of the prettiest scenery in Britain.


    SYMONDS YAT WALKS

The area around Symonds Yat offers stunning countryside for everyone to explore, full of wildlife and with breathtaking scenery to take in.

Here we give just a few ideas of walks that you can do, all within easy reach of our restaurant.

Christchurch to Symonds Yat Rock

  1. Distance: (circular): 3.8 miles (1.9 miles each way)
  2. Total ascent 71ft
  3. Trailmarker: Yellow arrow
  4. This walk can be started at either end, so you return the same way along a simple, easy to follow, beautiful forested walk. The route runs between Symonds Yat Rock and Christchurch in the Forest of Dean.
This 1.9 mile path is fairly straight and flat, with one small ascent and even in the winter it is easy going. In the summer, the great overhanging tree canopy provides cooling shade in the heat of summer.

To get to The Potting Shed restaurant, just drive down the hill from Symonds Yat Rock and go over the metal bridge over the River Wye, turn left, go along the dual carriageway and take your first turning off.  Then, right at the roundabout by the fire station, over the dual carriageway and first left into Whitchurch village and left again and we are on your left.

Mailscot Wood - Circular Walk

  1. Distance: 4.4 miles
  2. Total ascent: 400ft
  3. This less well known walk provides expansive views of Symonds Yat and the River Wye to rival the views from the rock itself. It is a slightly more challenging walk including a descent and climb down to the river itself not far from Biblins Bridge but can also easily be shortened if you would like to make use of the trail but not complete the entire route.
Begin at Symonds Yat Rock car park and head west following the Mailscot Wood Trail pink signs and before long you will be rewarded with clifftop views of the valley below.

To get to The Potting Shed restaurant, just drive down the hill from Symonds Yat Rock and go over the metal bridge over the River Wye, turn left, go along the dual carriageway and take your first turning off. Then, right at the roundabout by the fire station, over the dual carriageway and first left into Whitchurch village and left again and we are on your left.

Coppett Hill And Welsh Bicknor 

  1. Distance: 8 miles
  2. Coppett Hill is easy to get to from the A40 between Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Follow the signs for Goodrich Castle, where there is a car park and toilets, then walk back through Goodrich following the signs to Welsh Bicknor. There is no parking on Coppett Hill and access is on foot only - no powered vehicles, horses (an exemption for residents) or mountain bikes.
  3. A steep climb up Coppett Hill, with fantastic views from the top, then down to the River Wye and easier walking.
  4. The start / finish point in Goodrich is only 3 miles from The Potting Shed restaurant in Whitchurch.

Whatever part of the walk you decide to tackle, why not sample our delicious, fresh cooked food ... in our fabulous restaurant
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