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Symonds Yat

The Rock B&B provides 4 star Bed and  Breakfast accommodation at Hillersland near Symonds Yat Rock in the Forest of Dean and Symonds yat East and  West in Herefordshire.DSCF2049 (1024x768) (1024x768)

The Symonds Yat area offers some breathtaking Scenery and is a huge draw for tourists all over the world, not just the UK. We moved to the area 8 years ago and have been keen to share our interest in the area with our guests since then. There are also many outdoor activities available to visitors here such as Canoeing, Rock Climbing, River Cruises, The chance to try a hand pull ferry, Fishing, Orienteering, Geo-caching, Lama trekking, Bird watching at the RSPB viewpoint and  Fantastic walks -for us and our dogs! The area extends for some 35 square kilometres to include the hamlet of Goodrich, Kearn Bridge, the Doward,  in Herefordshire and  Hillersland and English Bicknor in the Forest of Dean.

Yat Rock – is the most visited attraction in Gloucestershire’s Forest of Dean and is arguably the finest viewpoint in Southern England offering impressive views into Herefordshire and South Wales. The Coldwell Cliffs which are the home of the Peregrine Falcons can be seen from the viewpoint which has  RSPB guides there to help you see them from Easter till October. The tree lined top of these cliffs can also be seen from the garden of The Rock Bed and Breakfast which is 1-200ft higher than Yat Rock itself.which is around 400 ft above the river. The view point is a very pleasant 25 minute wooded walk from the B&B.

A pleasant walk from the B&B is Symonds Yat East – In the lower Wye Valley in Herefordshire. By road it is located down a steep narrow road but once there you are rewarded with a beautiful setting. Here there has been human habitation since the time of saber-tooth tigers! remains of which have been found in the caves on the western side of the River. There are several places to eat here and a canoe hire company as well a a river cruise operator. A cycle track following  the route of the old railway line called the peregrine path runs from here to Monmouth.

Symonds Yat West is not in Wales as many think, but it is in Herefordshire.  There are several more places to eat here as well as an interesting butterfly zoo, crazy golf course and Hedge puzzle.

Symonds Yat walks – there are many varied walks in this area ranging form Woodland to rolling hills we have several we have prepared and others that are published. see The Hill Fort Walk

The Rock Bed and Breakfast
The Rock B&B offers friendly family run award winning accommodation on the outskirts of Coleford in the Royal Forest of Dean near Symonds Yat Rock. The accommodation is ideal for singles, couples or groups of up to 14 people in seven en-suite rooms.
The Rock B&B, Hillersland
Coleford, The Forest of Dean,
GL16 7NY
  • Forest of Dean Accommodation

    The rock is superb accommodation that provides a lovely escape from the day-to-day grind. Comfortable beds and a well-cooked English breakfast isn't all we have to offer. Our bed and breakfast based in the Forest of Dean has miles of endless countryside walks, tourist attractions and sights to see. It's simple stunning here, and you really do need to experience it for yourself. Whether you are travelling on your own, with family or your partner, this is the ideal base to plan your walks, fishing trips, bird spotting and visits to tourist attractions. See our rooms and prices for more info.
  • Walks and cycle trails in Mailscot woods start from the door. Several impressive viewpoints are within walking distance. Ordinance survey maps are difficult to use in the forest areas as the tracks change so regularly on account of forestry commission workings so The Rock produce their own guides which guests are welcome to borrow.
    Wildlife abounds here, a survey a few years ago showed the woods opposite the Rock B&B have one of the highest densities for Deer and Wild boar in the entire forest. Popular with Bird watchers is the RSPB peregrine view point a 20 minute walk through the woods at Symonds Yat and the peregrine falcon viewpoint located there is manned from Easter to October. The experts here can show you the peregrines and if you are a keen birder they can tell you what’s about in the whole area.
    The Rock is one of the few Accommodation providers in the forest of dean and wye valley to run a Hot tub for Guests use. It is booked out to couples for half hour sessions at peak times of use, just book a time slot at breakfast and then you can relax in a 40 degree massaging hot tub after a day’s excursion.
    The forest towns of Coleford, Cinderford, and Lydney, are within easy driving distance from The Rock B&B, as are the historic and tourist towns of Monmouth and Ross on Wye. The Rock is also popular with it guests attending weddings at Clearwell Castle, and various venues at Symonds Yat east and even Flanesford Priory. A huge number of activities close by including canoeing, climbing, shooting, Goape with crazy golf etc are nearby.