Campsites near Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat campers can experience a blend of lush forests and mysterious underground adventures.

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Nestled amidst awe-inspiring landscapes in Herefordshire, Symonds Yat is a camper's paradise. From the expansive woodlands in Forest of Dean to the panoramic vistas of Symonds Yat Rock and the mysterious depths of Clearwell Caves, this region provides an abundance of activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Whether you prefer hiking, birdwatching, or exploring ancient caves, the areas surrounding Symonds Yat have it all. With various camping options available, including tent pitches, caravan sites, holiday parks with essential amenities, and glamping pods, anyone can visit for a grand camping adventure.

Where to go

Forest of Dean

Campers can forest bathe in the tranquillity of nature within the ancient Forest of Dean—the first National Forest Park. Set up camp in one of the Forestry England Camping sites in spacious pitches with electric hookups, clean facilities, and showers. Dog-friendly glamping pods are also available in the forest. Then, embark on scenic hiking trails like the Sculpture Trail, where art installations blend seamlessly with nature. Mountain biking enthusiasts can also explore dedicated trails, including Verderers Trail, which offer an adrenaline-filled adventure amidst the woodland beauty.

Symonds Yat Rock

For incredible vistas, head to Symonds Yat Rock—an iconic viewpoint that overlooks River Wye and its meandering valley. Hike to Biblins Bridge and try a hand at orienteering, or trek to the rock's summit via Symonds Yat Rock Trail to see stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Birdwatching at this spot is exceptional, with a designated Peregrine viewpoint providing opportunities to witness the majestic birds in flight. Choose from nearby family-run campsites and holiday parks along the main trails with essential amenities like electric hookups, clean toilets, and hot showers.

Clearwell Caves

Venture underground to explore the mysterious world of Clearwell Caves, a network of ancient iron ore mines with a fascinating history. Take guided tours to learn about the mining processes and admire the impressive rock formations underground. This unique experience offers a break from traditional camping activities and provides a glimpse into the region's past. Above ground, campers can stay on-site at traditional field campsites for tents or in nearby holiday parks for caravans.

When to go

In spring and summer, the forest comes alive with vibrant flora and fauna, making it ideal for hiking and birdwatching with average temperatures ranging from 10–25°C. Autumn brings a stunning array of colours as the leaves change for vibrant hikes in the region. Winter temperatures typically range from 0–10°C. The season offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere with opportunities for peaceful walks in the forest and cosy evenings around the campfire.

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