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About Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is famous for its beautiful wooded landscape that is intersected by the River Wye which offers plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and watersports. The Wye Valley offers a wide range of climbing and abseiling opportunities with cafes, pubs, car parks and a range of facilities nearby, it’s got something for everyone. It’s an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, meant it’s a stunning landscape with special conservation for its rich wildlife habitats. Including horseshoe, nightjar and peregrine falcons.

Things to do in Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is the outdoor enthusiasts dream location. With walking, cycling and bushcraft in the local forests and the River Wye for a wealth of watersports activities there’s something for everyone, whatever activity you’re interested in.
Kayaking in Symonds Yat

Watersports in Symonds Yat

The RIver Wye has been voted for as the public's most favourite river in a campaign run by ‘Our Rivers’ Campaign with thousands of voters. It’s the fifth longest river in the UK at 246km long (153 miles) so it’s also one of the most popular kayaking and canoeing destinations. Often people launch from areas all up the river with frequent locations being Canoeing and Kayaking in Symonds Yat. Given the distance it covers, the landscapes can change quite drastically along the river too, from busy, bustling locations to the feeling of complete remoteness and tranquility. See more Canoeing and Kayaking in Symonds Yat.
Kayaking River Wye Symonds Yat

Climbing in Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat is one of the most popular climbing locations in the UK for it’s stunning views across the wooded landscape and River Wye. Being just over 2 hours from London and an hour from Birmingham, it’s a great day out for many. It’s made up of limestone cliffs, with mostly very stable rock. See more for Climbing in Symonds Yat
Climbing in Symonds Yat

Things to do on a rainy day in Symonds Yat

Whilst Symonds Yat is best known for outdoor activities, that's not to say there’s nothing to do on a rainy day. First off, if it’s rainy, what better time to get out on the water (you’d probably get wet anyway). Best to make the most of your time visiting and getting onto the River Wye (assume the conditions are safe are a great way to do so!). Likewise, for many, there’s something refreshing about walking through the Forest in the rain. It’ll be quieter and you’ll see and hear different animals, what better way to explore the trails of the Forest of Dean. If you’re completely against getting a little wet, there is a local cinema, pubs, restaurants and shops to explore! Or better yet, get planning for your next days adventure for when the weather picks up.

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