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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


Aptly named, the Eagle's Nest is one of the most stunning viewpoints in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

Looking East it's ideal for sunrises and has breathtaking views across the lower Wye Valley, the rivers Wye and Severn, Chepstow, the Severn Bridges and the Cotswolds hills in the distance. Apparently you can see seven counties on a clear day!

Eagle’s Nest is at the top of the steep, wooded limestone cliff and there are two main walking routes up to it:

1. There’s a good outlook from Lower Wyndcliffe car park alongside the A466, between the villages of St Arvans and Tintern. From the car park Eagle’s Nest is reached by a steep footpath and the “365 steps” cut in the rock in 1828 as a tourist attraction – now there are only 300. It's a mossy, striking walk but not for the faint hearted!

2. From the Eagle's Nest car park or Upper Wyndcliffe car park, a detour from the A466 just after St Arvans, the walk is steadier along a rocky path through ancient woodland. After Eagle's Nest the path continues to Tintern.

The Wye Valley Walk also takes in this viewpoint.


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Both car parks have the same postcode
Please see our description above to choose which one you want to park at before travelling
NP16 6HD
O/S Ref: ST 528974

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