Symonds Yat Rock

Symonds Yat Rock

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Recommended by 61 out of 63 hikers


  • Dan Hobson

    From Symonds Yat Rock you are afforded a stunning view over the picturesque Wye Valley. This viewpoint is one of the best places in the country to watch peregrine falcons. Keep a look-out for other birds, including sparrowhawks, ospreys, buzzards, and owls.

    • November 25, 2019


    Discover the ancient hill fort, spot birds of prey and enjoy a snack from the log cabin cafe.

    There are waymarked trails linking to the River Wye and a choice of circular walks into the forest itself.

    RSPB volunteers are on hand from April to September to help you spot the Peregrine Falcons which nest nearby.

    Symonds Yat Rock viewpoint is well known as one of the best places in the country to watch Peregrine Falcons. However, with a little patience, there are many other birds that you can seen here.

    Goshawks can be viewed in detail, Sparrowhawks are frequent and breed in the trees in the valley as do Buzzards which can be seen from above whilst soaring. Ospreys also often stop here in the spring and autumn migration. Tawny Owls are sometimes seen roosting and hooting males are occasionally heard during the day. Barn Owls, Ravens and Kestrels also usually nest nearby.

    RSPB volunteers are at the viewpoint daily from Easter until September and during Autumn and Winter there are usually bird enthusiasts on site to help point out the birds.

    • March 11, 2020

  • Dale

    Beautiful views across the area. I've not seen any better views then these in this area.

    • November 21, 2021

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Location: Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom


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