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Dog Walking Adventures in the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean

Most of our big holiday houses in and around the Wye Valley and teh Forest of Dean allow your furry friends to stay with you so if you haven’t already booked your large family getaway or reunion check out our fabulous houses here:

Symonds Yat is such a popular destination it’s best to book as early as possible for Wye Rapids House or Holly Tree House, just two of our 13 fabulous holiday homes.

Symonds Yat Rock Circular Walk 

Route Length: 3.2 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Starting at the Symonds Yat Rock car park, this circular walk offers stunning views of the Wye Valley, taking you and your pooch through a mix of woodland and riverside paths. Highlights include the famous Symonds Yat Rock viewpoint, which overlooks the River Wye, and the chance to spot peregrine falcons nesting in the area.

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Cannop Ponds and Nagshead RSPB Reserve Walk

Route Length: 4.6 miles

Difficulty: Easy

This easy walk begins at the Cannop Ponds car park in the heart of the Forest of Dean. The route takes you around the ponds, a popular spot for waterfowl and other wildlife, before leading you to the Nagshead RSPB Reserve. Here, you'll find well-maintained paths and bird hides, making it a great place for spotting a variety of bird species, including pied flycatchers and redstarts.

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Tintern Abbey and Offa's Dyke Path

Route Length: 5.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Starting from Tintern Abbey, this walk takes you along a section of the Offa's Dyke Path, an ancient earthwork that runs along the border between England and Wales. This route offers a blend of history, spectacular views, and varied terrain. The first part of the walk takes you uphill through the Devil's Pulpit, a rocky outcrop with panoramic views of the Wye Valley. The route then descends through woodland paths before returning to the Abbey.

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Mallards Pike and Soudley Ponds Walk

Route Length: 3.1 miles

Difficulty: Easy

Located within the Forest of Dean, this gentle circular walk starts at the Mallards Pike Lake car park. The trail leads you around Mallards Pike Lake, a popular spot for picnics and water sports, before heading to the picturesque Soudley Ponds. Along the way, you'll pass through beautiful woodland, providing plenty of opportunities for your furry friend to explore.

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With its diverse landscapes, rich history, and abundant wildlife, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean are truly a haven for dog walkers. Whether you prefer leisurely strolls around tranquil ponds or more challenging hikes with breathtaking views, there's something for everyone and every pup in this beautiful region. So grab your leash, pack some treats, and embark on an unforgettable adventure with your four-legged companion.

Check out the availability of our large houses and arrange that fabulous family holiday or reunion to share with your pooches.  Just email or give us a call on 01600  732050

  • Wye Rapids House

    Prices from £2,650.00

    11 ensuite bedrooms, converted hotel overlooking the River Wye rapids at Symonds Yat. Large dining room , bar, lounge, patio, riverside garden plus outdoor hot tub (that can be hired) and games room. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the sights and sound of nature all around you. An ideal pet-friendly cottage for large group holidays. With flat walks and 3 nearby pubs and restaurants, Wye Rapids provides an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for 26 people.

    • 11 ensuite Bedrooms sleeps 26
    • Hot tub hire available
    • All dine together
    • Fully commercial kitchen
    • Offroad parking for 16 cars
  • Pencraig Court

    Prices from £3,000.00

    Classic country house sleeping 36 in 11 bedrooms midway between Monmouth and Ross on Wye overlooking the river. Pet friendly, stunning rooms, large grounds, games room. On site 3 bed cottage sleeping a further 8 available. Landscaped grounds and gardens and a sweeping drive with an extensive parking area, totalling 3.6 Acres. Hot tub hire available.

    • 11 Ensuite Bedrooms sleeping 36
    • Attached 3 Bed cottage sleeping 8
    • Games Rooms with Table Football and Pool table
    • Hot tub Hire available
    • Pet Friendly
  • The Cedars

    Prices from £3,150.00

    The Cedars is a lovely Georgian holiday home ideally located in the heart of the village of Whitchurch, in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley, and sleeps 16 people.

    • Sleeps 12 - 20
    • 8 bedrooms
    • 5 mins walk to River Wye
    • 4 en-suite bathrooms
    • Walk to 3 pubs/restaurants
  • Carefree Cottage

    Prices from £600.00

    Carefree Cottage is a pretty 3 bedroom cottage sleeping 8 midway between Ross on Wye and Monmouth