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.


Hilston Park

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Mitcheldean Church - St Michaels & All Angels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


Monmouth Church - St Mary's Priory

Extensively rebuilt in 1737, with only the original tower and redesigned spire retained, it was considered to be too small by nineteenth century standards and underwent major renovations in 1881.

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


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


Woolaston Church - St Andrews

History and Heritage in or near Lydney


Royal Forest Route

A circular tour of the central forest area visiting the principle points of interest

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford


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


Wyndcliff and Eagle's Nest

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

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Tintern


Dymock Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


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


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


The Severn Bore

One of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena, this large surge wave that can be seen / surfed in the estuary of the River Severn, where the tidal range is the 2nd highest in the world.

Natural World in or near Westbury-on-Severn