5 picnic spots in the Wye valley and Forest of Dean

5 picnic spots in the Wye valley and Forest of Dean


With the summer well and truly here, it is the perfect time to dig out the picnic basket, get the family together and enjoy some laughs and of course some sandwiches! The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley has some fantastic picnic spots for you and your family to enjoy this summer, or throughout the year.

As well as these below, look at our complete list of picnic spots and viewpoints.

 


Mallards Pike

Our Editors Say: Mallards Pike was voted the best place to picnic in the South West in the Warburtons Picnic Awards 2010. The site consists of man-made lakes and is a popular attraction for walking, cycling and other adventure activities. With hot and cold refreshments on site and even BBQ facilities available Mallards Pike is a great location for a family picnic too!
 

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Cinderford


Beechenhurst Lodge Vistor Centre

Our Editors Say: Beechenhurst is the perfect rain or shine picnic location, with plenty of outdoor space to enjoy in the sunshine and indoor space just in case it rains. In the heart of the Forest, the centre is close to the Sculpture Trail and has a play area, cafe, shop and an exciting climbing tower.
 
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


Cannop Ponds

Our Editors Say: Cannop Ponds is a popular picnic site in the Forest of Dean. It has a large grass area to spread out your picnic blankets and is close to the car park and the ponds. The ponds themselves are picturesque and are home to lots of wildlife including ducks, swards and even dragonflies!
 

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Symonds Yat Rock

Our Editors Say: Symonds Yat is a village that overlooks the Wye Valley and has many places to explore and enjoy picnics. Symonds Yat Rock is a Forestry Commission site and is an internationally renowned viewpoint.
 

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


The Kymin

Our Editors Say: In the 18th century the gentry of Monmouth built a banqueting house at this viewpoint overlooking the town. It's still a great place to picnic
 

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Monmouth