Sights of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Discover our Sights of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

You don't need to spend money to have fun!  Find one of the many viewpoints overlooking the Wye to take the best pictures.  Take your tea to a picnic site in the heart of the Forest.  Learn about our history and heritage or simply walk and enjoy nature.


Cyril Hart Arboretum

Natural World in or near Cinderford


Soudley Ponds

A haven for wildlife and the surrounding paths are suitable for the less able and wheelchair users

Natural World in or near Cinderford


New Fancy

Formerly the site of the New Fancy coal mine, the old spoil heap now provides spectacular views across the Forest

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford


The Geomap Project

History and Heritage in or near Cinderford


Dymock Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


Ruardean Church - St Johns

History and Heritage in or near Lydbrook


Clearwell Church - St Peter's

History and Heritage in or near Clearwell


Devil's Pulpit

Spectacular views over Tintern Abbey and the River Wye

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Tintern


Wyndcliff and Eagles Nest

Breathtaking views from Eagle’s Nest at the top of the steep, wooded limestone cliff

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Tintern


Penallt Old Church

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Lydney Harbour

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Blaize Bailey

The viewpoint looks over a horseshoe bend in the River Severn and on a fine day, you will be able to see Gloucester Cathedral, Newnham and the Cotswold Hills

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford