Experience rock climbing in the picturesque Wye Valley

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

The spectacular Wye Valley cliffs offer a unique and beautiful playground for what is now one of the UK's largest participation sports.

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At Symonds Yat alone, there are 800 rock climbs of varying height and difficulty, and it's a perfect venue for individual and family forays into the vertical world.

The area also sports the famous Symonds Yat Pinnacle - a 100ft free standing pillar of rock that soars above the valley; surprisingly it has routes accessible to those aged 8 to 80. Climbing taster sessions and advanced courses run on demand all year round.

Summit Mountaineering's 'Sven' Hassall joked that "There are two types of people in this world; rock climbers and those who aren't yet rock climbers.

Content provided by Forest of Dean District Council (Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism Partnership)

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AAbseiling 100ft above the Symonds Yat rapids © Summit Mountaineering
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