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.


Cannop Ponds

Picturesque ponds, home to lots of wildlife. Great picnic area and central for walks and cycle paths.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Lancaut and Wintours Leap

Surrounded by cliffs, with views over the River Wye it is a truly memorable spot

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Chepstow


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


Abenhall Church - St Michaels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


Hilston Park

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Highnam Church - Holy Innocents

History and Heritage in or near Gloucester


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


Mallards Pike

Popular attraction for walking, cycling and other adventure activities

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford


Wenchford

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

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford


Ruardean Church - St Johns

History and Heritage in or near Lydbrook


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


The Kymin

When Admiral Lord Nelson visited the site in 1802 he described it as one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Monmouth