Walking from Bracelands to Symonds Yat

November 6, 2017

If you stay at the Camping in the Forest Bracelands site, you can walk from the campsite to Symonds Yat.

This is a fairly easy route, though be prepared for some climbing when you get to Symonds Yat…and it’s not a pushchair friendly climb.

We set off on a wet Autumn day, as you can see from our short video below.

Route Instructions

Leave the Bracelands campsite from the gate at the bottom of the hill on the entrance side of the site.

Follow that sign that says ‘To River’ down the hill, then turn right at the cross roads. Continue along that path until you hit the River Wye, then turn right.

Continue walking along the river-side path and you will eventually get to a pub hotel that serves meals.

To the left of this is a small path that leads up to Symonds Yat. Continue climbing up this path and you will eventually get to the viewing area.

To return back to Bracelands campsite you can take a different route.

Walk past the Log Cabin Cafe (they do some good food here too) and continue along the path to the car parks.

When you reach the first car park, walk out to the road and turn right. This will take you away from the road and past a small cottage with farm machinery.

Continue on this path, following the yellow signs. You will eventually come out near Bracelands Forest Holidays. Simply turn right and walk up the lane to Camping in the Forest Bracelands campsite.

Below is an overview of the route in View Ranger.

Listen out for Wild Boar. They are around.

Though we’ve not seen them yet near the Bracelands campsite, we have heard them when cycling through the Forest of Dean.

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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