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


Ruardean Church - St Johns

History and Heritage in or near Lydbrook


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


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


Newent Lake Park

Large picturesque lake in the centre of town

Natural World in or near Newent


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


Devil's Pulpit

Spectacular views over Tintern Abbey and the River Wye

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


The Geomap Project

History and Heritage 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


Newent Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


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