365 Steps to The Eagles Nest Viewpoint – Forest of Dean

20140812-204205-74525934.jpgWe decided to head to the Forest of Dean to climb up to the Eagles nest view point, so with cake in hand we headed off….

We parked in Lower Wyndcliffe Car Park which is on the A466 three and a half miles north of Chepstow and just north of St Arvans, we crossed the road and followed the signs for the 365 steps.
The path leads you up the steps through woodland to the view point. The view across the bend in the Wye river includes the rocks of Wintours leap, the Severn bridges and estuary and, on a clear day, the Cotswold and Mendip hills. You also get a great view of the unique ‘hanging’ woodlands which cling to the sides of the rocks.

It was raining when we went so was quite slippery in places but it was managed by all the children including Noah (2), although we had to keep a close eye on him, help him up and down some of the larger steps and hold his hand.

The walk was like a haven for fairies and the woods looked like a prehistoric playground.

Our walk took us around 3/4 of an hour to reach the viewpoint with half an hours stop off at the top to admire the view before heading back down….

Here’s how we got on…


20140812-204303-74583123.jpgThere was evidence of fairies in the magical twisted woodland..




20140812-204604-74764699.jpgwe found a cave which we thought belonged to a dragon…


20140812-204710-74830812.jpgthere were lots of steps and Noah had a helping hand…

20140812-204805-74885827.jpgHalf way up we were greeted by a beautiful glimpse of the view through a clearing in the trees…

20140812-204954-74994612.jpgand then more steps..

20140812-205027-75027175.jpgwe found a really cool tree..

20140812-205109-75069356.jpgand then we reached the top and were treated to spectacular views…






20140812-205349-75229291.jpgAND CAKE!!

20140812-205609-75369301.jpg after our cake we headed back down exploring along the way…


20140812-210339-75819216.jpgwe even found our own Eagle in the nest to take home with us 🙂


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  1. A lovely report of a truly beautiful place. Well done to all your family for getting to the top. Great to see the little ones exploring nature.

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