The Doward - Biblins - Symonds Yat East - The Doward

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This part of the Forest of Dean is rich in colour and wildlife. The River Wye supports plenty of fish and birds. The suspension bridge at Biblins is quite an experience, perfectly safe but different. The return over the river is by ferry, pulled across by rope, as in ancient times. Take your pick from the many pubs at Symond Yat East. There are public toilets there and also some interesting wood carvings. The return route is a good climb up onto the Doward and affords many lovely views.

England - Central England - Herefordshire - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
10/14/2012 - JOHN BATCHELDER

A great walk with the dog as no stiles or farm animals the whole route. Plenty of stunning views and different terrain to look at. Note:- The hand ferry now costs £1.20 per person (Dogs are free)

7/7/2012 - kevin Hartley

Excellent walk in a great area. Got lost going uphill between way point 5 and 6. A way mark arrow sent us to the right, but the path quickly disappeared, so we back-tracked to the way mark and eventually found an old path going uphill to the left which brought us out at the correct point. All part of the fun. Great walk thanks Pat. KH 26/6/12

10/6/2007 - Vel Edwards-Hier

Good varied walk in regards to terrain, but very enjoyable. Quite strenuous in parts so glad we didn't have lunch in the Saracen's Head.

10/17/2005 - Kevin Harding

Access to the parking on the Doward is a bit isolated and accessible via a narrow single track road with few passing places. I would recommend parking in Symonds Yat East. There is a large car park there (£4 for to park for over 4 hours). You can then either follow walk in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.

1/31/2005 - Heather McGill

14 of us went on this walk at the weekend, it was really good and the bridge and ferry were certainly interesting. We are all fairly fit but the climb after the ferry was still fairly hard going, so we were glad we hadn't opted for lunch and a pint at the pub just before hand!

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