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.


Whitestone

Woodland walks lead from the picnic area where there are seats overlooking the Wye Valley

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Tintern


Hoarwithy - St Catherines

Unusual church in an ornate Italianate style in the heart of rural Herefordshire.

History and Heritage in or near Ross-on-Wye


Ruardean Church - St Johns

History and Heritage in or near Lydbrook


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


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


Abenhall Church - St Michaels

History and Heritage in or near Mitcheldean


May Hill

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

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Longhope


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


Penallt Old Church

History and Heritage in or near Monmouth


Dark Hill Iron Works

History and Heritage in or near Coleford


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