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Symonds Yat Rock

Around Symonds Yat Rock there are marked trails to guide you around the forest and along the River Wye.

In the nearby cliffs are nesting places for Peregrine Falcons – the best time to see the birds is while they hunt and raise their young from April to August.

The cliff top at Symonds Yat Rock provided a good vantage point for its Iron age inhabitants, who built a fort here 2,500 years ago. The site is now a scheduled ancient monument. Ongoing tree and vegetation management is designed to minimise damage to the old hillfort defences.