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.


Newent Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


St Briavels Church - St Mary's The Virgin

History and Heritage in or near St Briavels


Hilston Park

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Symonds Yat Rock

Internationally renowned viewpoint with fantastic views over the Wye Valley

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Newent Lake Park

Large picturesque lake in the centre of town

Natural World in or near Newent


The Geomap Project

History and Heritage in or near Cinderford


Ruardean Church - St Johns

History and Heritage in or near Lydbrook


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


Hartpury Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Gloucester


May Hill

May Hill is the most familiar landmark for many miles around, with its near circular mound and the crowning clump of trees.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Newent


Nagshead Nature Reserve

RSPB reserve managed in partnership with the Forestry Commission

Natural World in or near Parkend


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