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Relaxation

The park, set in acres of ground, allows  families to picnic and children to play safely, or enjoy gentle walks along the river bank.

Relax at Symonds Yat West Leisure Park

Relax at Symonds Yat West Leisure Park

Relax at Symonds Yat West Leisure Park

Relax at Symonds Yat West Leisure Park

A beautiful place to relax!

Relaxing LunchStroll to the idyllically sited 14th century St Dubricius Church, which is a few hundred yards from the park on an easy walk along the banks of the River Wye. The Church once owned by the Gwillim family has a magnificent 300 year old Tulip tree. While it is at it's best in June and July when it's exotic flowers are in bloom, it's sheer size and beauty give the Church an ambience not to be missed at any time of the year. About 100 feet tall, it must have been planted soon after the Tulip Tree was introduced into this country in 1656 by the Tradescants; (the elder Tradescant had been the gardener of King Charles I). They described it as the White Virginia Poplar because the leaves fluttered in the wind on their long slender stems. The North American Indians made canoes out of the tree and its name is derived from the tulip like flowers seen on older trees.

Of course, there's much more to relaxing than a quiet walk. Take a look at the river cruises and see what other people have said.