Visitor Attractions in the Wye Valley & Symonds Yat


The Wye Valley (AONB), the Forest of Dean and Symonds Yat has much to offer visitors wishing to enjoy an all year round outdoor activity and nature holiday. Whatever time of year you choose to visit Symonds Yat we hope you will stay at Paddocks Cottages and take advantage of all that the Wye Valley has to offer.


Symonds Yat & The Wye Valley


Symonds Yat rock Peregrine Falcon

Symonds Yat Rock

The Yat rock is a scenic viewpoint 120 metres above the river Wye on the Gloucestershire side of the lower Wye gorge. Peregrine falcons, buzzards and goshawks are often seen and volunteer members of the RSPB regularly visit between March and August.

Chessgrove Shoot in the Forest of Dean

Activity sports and outdoor adventures

Shooting, golf, fishing, walking, canoeing, rock climbing and many other adrenaline inducing holiday activities are all close by in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


Good pub food in the Wye Valley

Restaurants and good pub food in the Wye Valley

There are some excellent traditional country pubs in the Wye Valley where dining can be as simple or as sophisticated as you prefer.


Good pub food in the Wye Valley

Wet weather ideas in the Wye Valley

We hope you enjoy good weather during your stay at Paddocks cottages. But just in case the English summer doesnt live up to expectations here are a few ideas for rainy day activities.