Admire the picturesque views of the River Wye and surrounding area from this internationally famous viewpoint. Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe
There are two accessible car parks available at Symonds Yat Rock. Blue badge parking in the main lower car park is situated next to the visitor toilet block. Access from the main lower car park to the log cabin cafe, walking trails and viewpoints are via a surfaced uphill slope. The entrance to the pathway is around 1400mm wide. There are numerous perch points and benches along the main entrance path.
There are further blue badge bays in the upper car park located closest to the log cabin cafe and viewpoints. Entry to the main site from this car park is to the side of a wooden barries and across a hard and firm path with some loose stones. The space at the side of the barrier is around 1050mm.
Purchasing a ticket: There are two pay and display machines located at the welcome area by the toilet block. Both of these machines only accept coins. However, visitors with limited mobility or those parking in the upper car park can pay by phone or online using Ringo prior to their arrival.
We recommend downloading the Ringo app to your phone before you visit as signal can be weak at Symonds Yat Rock. Signal gets better towards the cafe/viewpoint area.
You can also use RingGo by pre-booking online or calling 0203 046 0063 with location code 31043 (cars) or 31044 (minibus or motorhome).
There is a small convenience charge for using this service. See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.
Parking charges apply to all visitors. This is a national Forestry Commission policy and parking charges are enforced.
Path to main entrance
Although there are no steps or thresholds from the main car park, access to the cafe and viewpoint is sloped.
Getting around inside
Symonds Yat Rock Toilets
There is a minor slope from the main disabled car park down to the toilet block. From the upper car park to the toilet block access is via a 200m surfaced sloped pathway.
Place to eat and drink
Symonds Yat Rock Cafe
Refreshments are provided by the 1950s built log cabin cafe, with a range of wholesome food including freshly made cakes, sandwiches and simple meals. Please note there is no inside seating area. There are a range of picnic benches situated outside the cafe, some with space for wheelchairs. Contact 01594 834479 for more details. The cafe accepts both cash and card payments.
Cafe opening times:
June -August. Week Days 10am-5pm. Weekends 10am-5.30pm
September - October Week Days 10am-4pm. Weekends 10am-4pm
November - Week Days 10.30am-2.30pm. Weekends 10am-4pm
All times are weather permitting.
Getting around outside
Symonds Yat Viewpoint
The Symonds Yat Rock viewpoint is the most accessible trail on site. It is mostly well surfaced with a number of resting points along the way. From Symonds Yat Rock Cafe, the trail is 200m to the viewpoint. Access to the viewpoint is over a wooden bridge and along a wooden walkway. The narrowest section of trail is around 1450mm.
There are other alternative viewpoints accessible from the Log Cabin Cafe. All Viewpoints have perch points or benches.
There are other trails at Symonds Yat Rock, a Forest Walks map is available to purchase from the cafe. However not all trails are accessible to all.
Symonds Yat Picnic Area
There are a number of picnic benches located around Symonds Yat Rock Cafe, some benches have space for wheelchairs. The ground around this area is mostly flat, however it is unsurfaced and there are some small stones. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic blankets and chairs with them.
Customer care support
Trampers are available to hire from Forest Holidays, Forest of Dean.
Customer care support
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 067 5046 to request maps and leaflets in alternative formats.