This circular walk provides expansive views of Symonds Yat and the River Wye to rival the views from the rock itself. A challenging and hilly walk including a descent down to, and climb up from the river, not far from Biblins Bridge, an iconic footbridge across the river. We follow an established footpath through a wonderful mosaic of trees and, if we are lucky, some late spring flowers.
Stout walking boots are recommended for all weathers, particularly if it has been raining, making the footpaths slippery.
Distance: 4½ miles
Duration: 3 hours at a leisurely pace. There’s a lot to see.
Date: 4th June 2023
Start time: 10:00 am
Walk leader: Clive Rayment
Start location: Meet at the café in the Symonds Yat Rock car park (pay and display or free to members of Forestry England)
Grid reference: SO 565157
Further details: The drive to Symonds Yat from Malvern takes about 45 minutes on the A449 and A40. Take the first turning off the A40 signposted for Symonds Yat East, avoid the village and carry straight on up the hill to the car park.
The café opens from 10am until 5.30pm. Seating is all outside on picnic benches. They serve a selection of hot drinks, sandwiches, pasties and paninis at lunch time as well as cakes. For more information, contact them on 01594 834479.