Symonds Yat is well known for the natural river scenery and the magnificent views from Symonds Yat Rock.
Symonds Yat is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its tranquil riverside and forest walks. Cycling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing and Fishing are all popular activities and are regularly pursued in the area.
Kingfisher River cruises operate from Symonds Yat East next to the Saracens Head Inn. They offer 45 minute cruises along the River with a guided commentary. The Saracens Head Inn is just a one mile walk and a ferry boat away from Sterrett’s Caravan Park.
There are over 1000 miles of public footpaths in the Wye Valley and surrounding area, including the popular Sculpture Trail in the Forest of Dean, The Wye Valley Walk and Offa’s Dyke Path.
You can also explore the area by River. A canoe or kayak can be hired from the canoe hire centre next to the Saracen’s Head Inn, Symonds Yat East.
Canoes can be launched from the river bank next door at a cost of £ 2.00 per day.
There are lots of places to visit in the area from Ancient Castles and Abbeys to Historic Market Towns.
Thanks to the Normans during the 11th Century, we have plenty of ancient castles and monuments around the area.
Goodrich castle is a 12th Century castle located in the nearby village of Goodrich. It is currently run by English Heritage, for information visit their website click here.
Tintern Abbey is one of the most spectacular ruins in the country. It’s a medieval abbey which sits on the banks of the River Wye in Tintern. For information click here.
Discover the Heart of The Wye Valley
Sterrett’s Caravan and Camping Park is ideally located for exploring the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the surrounding area. Whether you are looking for fun-packed days out, or simply relaxing.
Sterrett’s Caravan Park makes an ideal base from which to explore the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains and the many castles and other ancient monuments in the area.
Sterrett’s Caravan Park is situated in Symonds Yat West, equidistant from the market towns of Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth (approximately 5 miles away). The larger market towns of Hereford and Abergavenny are within easy driving distance.
Cycling in Symonds Yat & The Wye Valley
From our Park, you can cycle many kilometres along quiet country lanes, through tiny hamlets, past old pubs and over the river on wooden foot bridges.
There is also the Forest of Dean and it’s 200km of easy cycle trails, including the popular 15km family cycle route. The Park itself is situated close to one of the latest Sustrans Cycle Routes, The Peregrine Path.
The Peregrine Path
The Peregrine Path is a new level cycle route which traces the river from Monmouth along the river to The Saracens Head Inn at Symonds Yat East. It follows the old railway line for 10km from Hadnock road. It’s a great ride for all ages. PedalABikeAway offers bike hire from Monmouth every weekend and during the school holidays (April -November). Parking is free and it offers a great day out. Download The Peregrine Path Map.
Cross-Country, Downhill, Freeride or just ride. One can Mountain Bike from the Park, or go to the designated mountain bike area in the Forest of Dean, with it’s very biker friendly café, showers, small shop and a cycle repair centre. There are also the Brecon Beacons for wide open MTB adventures.
Further away but within striking distance is Cwmcarn, legendary XC course and uplift serviced DH piste.