Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Symonds Yat

Unquarried limestone escarpment in a picturesque situation above the River Wye.

BMC Area South West & Southern Rock Type Limestone
Climbing Area Wye Valley Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Gloucestershire CRoW Land Yes
Importance Regional No. of Routes 500
Ownership Forestry Commission Year Developed 1958
Within National Park No Grid Reference SO560155

As described in the 2010 CC guide, climbing at Symonds Yat is only permitted on the north-west facing cliffs - from The Introductory Rocks to the Final Zone inclusive.

Much in demand for group use, but though convenient for instructors it's less well suited to the needs of students. It also creates severe problems of eroded crag-tops, polished routes, and over-crowding. Commercial organizations are required to pay a fee for use of the site.

This page was last updated on 07/09/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.