Symonds Yat Rock

Visitor Information
Visitor Information
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  The site opens at 8.00 every day and the closing times are as follows:

November-February   17.00
March                         18.30
April                            20.00
May - August              21.00
Sept                            19.30
Oct                              18.30

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us

Follow tourist signs for the Forest of Dean. Take the B4432 from Coleford and Christchurch, heading North. The site is on the left before the steep downhill road to the river.

near Coleford, Gloucestershire, GLOUCESTER
Sat Nav Postcode: GL16 7NZ
By Car
By Public Transport
OS Grid Ref
SO564160

51.837997, -2.6324369

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Main car park with toilets and pay and display machine. Coins only, no change given.

Parking Charges

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/Minibuses charges

Coaches - peak: £10, off peak: £8

Minibuses: peak: £8, off peak: £6

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass

No height restrictions.

Pay by phone available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

Disabled Parking - in the main car park, or a separate car park for blue badge holders only which is closer to the viewpoint and café but further from the toilets.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Cafe
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Toilets
Contact Details

Contact Details

From Monday 5th November until further notice, the bridge and walkway to the main viewpoint will be closed whilst essential repair work is carried out. A diversion will be in place to direct visitors to the alternative viewpoint.

Explore Symonds Yat Rock

Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe.

There are waymarked trails linking to the Forest Holidays campsite, to the River Wye and a choice of circular walks into the forest itself.

RSPB volunteers are on hand from April to September to help you spot the Peregrine Falcons which nest nearby.

From Monday 5th November until further notice, the bridge and walkway to the main viewpoint will be closed whilst essential repair work will is carried out. A diversion will be in place to direct visitors to the alternative viewpoint. This will be via the staff / disabled car park until the bridge is re-opened. We hope to carry out the work as soon as possible but may take up to 3 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

At a glance

  • 5 Walking trails
  • 1 Cycling trail
  • Stunning views
  • Picnic area
  • Café
  • Dogs welcome
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