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Symonds Yat, High Meadow Woods & Wye Valley
Introduction to Walk 3214

Photo from the walk - Symonds Yat, High Meadow Woods & Wye Valley

Region - Wye Valley Forest of Dean

County/Area - Gloucestershire & Monmouthshire & Herefordshire

Author - Andy Smith & Peter Lane

Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Ascent - 2700 feet / 818 metres

Time - 8 hours 40 minutes

Grade - moderate

This Forest of Dean walk offers some spectacular views of the River Wye and travels through three counties and two countries.

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.


 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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