Walk Lydbrook – River Wye – Symonds Yat – Part 2

This is the 2nd half of my walk from Joys Green to Symonds Yat, if you missed the first half CLICK HERE.

Having reached the River Wye in Lydbrook the next part of the walk is easy navigation, downstream all the way, following the river until reaching the Saracens Head. This gives you the chance to explore and free style walk.


The marker of the Courtfield Arms on the map below is where this section starts.

Courtfield Arms Pub & B&B

The Courtfield Arms is an idyllic, country pub set on the river Wye at Lower Lydbrook and makes the perfect place to eat, drink or stay the night in their B&B.


Walk Downstream From Lydbrook

Leaving the Courtfield Arms you head downstream along the river Wye we head through fields and beautiful countryside until we reach the end of this section at Court Wood. A nice level walk following the river through meadows and farm land while watching canoes and kayaks pass you on the river.

Depending on luck and the seasons you can see many wild flowers, birds of prey and in June I saw lots of dragonflies. There are disused railway bridges to watch the day away and many other stunning scenery. The photos below are from Lydbrook to the disused railway bridge To park wood in Welsh Bicknor.

Photos  Lydbrook to Disused Railway Bridge

Photos Of The Disused Railway Bridge The Crossing To Park Wood In Welsh Bicknor

This disused railway bridge is visible on this map. Map..

Photos Of Walk From Disused Railway Bridge To Court Wood

Court Wood to Symonds Yat

This is the final stretch to Symonds Yat East, you follow the dirt road through Court Wood over the hill joining the access road to Symonds Yat East. Final destination is the Saracens Head pub. I took a relaxing boat ride on Kingfisher Cruises to enjoy the scenery from a different angle.