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.


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


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


Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck

History and Heritage in or near Hereford


Kempley Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent


Hartpury Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Gloucester


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


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


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


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


Newent Lake Park

Large picturesque lake in the centre of town

Natural World 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


Newent Church - St Mary's

History and Heritage in or near Newent