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“Don't bother” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Symonds Yat Rock

Symonds Yat Rock
Coleford Road | Ferrie Ln, Ross-On-Wye HR9, UK, Coleford, England
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Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Coleford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Loads of people combined with a 3.50 charge for parking. There are nicer places to visit all over the forest of dean.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Woodland trails, lovely views and good facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Enjoyed the well marked trails with a large family group - kids enjoyed the forest - lots of birdlife and plantlife to keep the interested and occupied. Well placed picnic tables and facilities - all made for a good family get-together. Will return with bikes next time!

Visited April 2014
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Aylesbury
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“What's a Yat?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'm not sure if it's Symonds Yat or Symond's Yat (the apostrope makes such a difference) but I assume it's the former as we never saw a Yat.
The views from the lookout are stunning, the signposted walks throgh the woods are very pleasant and not too hilly (our six-year-old daughter managed them with no complaints, though I must admit we didn't walk down to the river!) and the cafe has a good range of snacks, drinks and ice-creams on offer at very reasonable prices - I had a very tasty piece of Almond cake (Bakewell Tart to you and me) and was sorely tempted by the bacon roll. Next time...
It's worth noting that the car-park fee (£3.50 all day) entitles you to park in any Forestry Commission car-park on the same day, so if you're here in the morning you could go somewhere else in the afternoon and park for free. Bargain.

Visited April 2014
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Little Brington, United Kingdom
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“Well woth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Terrific view and good if little rustic café on site near rock. Take binoculars and you might see Peregrine Falcon's

Visited April 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A magical wonderland of stunning views...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A fabulous way to while away an afternoon, overlooking a ravine with river rapids, beside branch bedecked embankments. A woodland for walking, foliage ripe for foraging and access to a plethora of cafes for a hot pot of coffee to warm up after a long wintry walk.

Visited March 2014
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