The 2020 Wye Valley River Festival opens with a cornucopia of events and performances in the beautiful woodland surrounding Symonds Yat Rock. A heady mix of time travel, haiku poetry in the trees, tracking Wolves, visitors from the future and the ‘Avant Bard’ Welsh poet Rhys Trimble, will come together to create Tree Time as we get to grips with this year’s Festival theme of TIME. There will be woodland crafts and makes for children, music and theatrics under the trees all within five minutes’ walk of one of the most iconic viewpoints in the country (and the setting for the Netflixs hit Sex Education).
At dusk join us in the gloaming for a guided ramble through the forest, led by artists from the BEEF Collective with light displays, projections, soundscapes and just a few surprises along the way (as you would expect on any after dark stroll through the woods).
Bring your own picnic as there is limited catering on site at The Log Cabin Café. Check out ideas for a flavour-filled local picnic here.
Important Information Arriving by Car
PLEASE NOTE RECOMMENDED ACCESS to Symonds Yat Rock car park is via the B4432 at Christchurch. BE AWARE THAT THE APPROACH VIA SYMONDS YAT WEST IS UP A NARROW SINGLE TRACK LANE WITH LIMITED PASSING PLACES.
From the A40 at Monmouth take the A4136 towards Gloucester. At the Pike House crossroads turn left and proceed into Christchurch, take the B4432 left hand fork opposite the church and follow the signposts to ’Symonds Yat Rock’.