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.


Beechenhurst Lodge Vistor Centre

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the forest, and is a great place to start your adventure. Discover the Sculpture Trail, play area, cafe, shop and climbing tower.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Chepstow Park Wood

Chepstow Park is a large block of woodland with both mature broadleaf and conifer species

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Tintern


Abenhall Church - St Michaels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


Awre Church - St Andrews

13th century. The churchyard contains a 1000 year old yew tree and under the tree, beside the church, there are graves of fishermen who drowned in the River Severn in the days of river trows.

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Ruardean Church - St Johns

History and Heritage in or near Lydbrook


Piercefield Walk and Viewpoints

Historic path along cliffs over looking the River Wye popular during the Wye Tour.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Chepstow


Symonds Yat Rock

Internationally renowned viewpoint with fantastic views over the Wye Valley

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Wenchford

Woodland walks, picnic and permanent BBQ facilities are available and free to use

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford


Cyril Hart Arboretum

Natural World in or near Cinderford


Clearwell Church - St Peter's

History and Heritage in or near Clearwell


St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye

The church of St Mary the Virgin stands on one of the highest points in the town and the spire can be seen for many miles around; it is one of the largest churches in Herefordshire.

History and Heritage in or near Ross-on-Wye


Hilston Park

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth