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KING ARTHUR'S CAVE - THE DOWARD
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King Arthur's Cave is the most well known of the limestone caves located at the Doward, near Symonds Yat and is an extremely interesting place to visit. It can only be reached on foot, however the walk is not difficult.

To find the caves take the Symonds Yat West exit from the A40 and follow the signs for the Doward, park in the lay-by just before you reach the Doward Park camp site and follow the track down into the woods, passing the old quarry (pictured below).

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SHORT FILM: KING ARTHUR'S CAVE

King Arthur's Cave was occupied by man during the upper Palaeolithic and possibly prior to that, though evidence of earlier occupation has been removed by ice flows. Flint tools and the bones of woolly mammoth have been found within and around the caves. These days, the caverns are occupied by bats, spiders and other small furry animals.

The short film (left) was mostly shot in May 2009 but also includes photographs taken over the years. It shows King Arthur's Cave and some of the surrounding area of the Doward, near Symonds Yat and the Seven Sisters Rocks. The view of the river in the film is shot from the Seven Sisters nearby.

The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave.
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
Inside a chamber of King Arthur's Cave,
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
Autumn in the woods outside King Arthur's Cave
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
Inside the left chamber of King Arthur's Cave,
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
Inside a chamber of King Arthur's Cave,
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
Looking out of one of the Doward Caves.
The entrance to King Arthur's Cave, The Doward, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire on 5th July 2004.
The old quarry close to the Doward caves. To get to the caves from here, take the right fork in the foreground
 
Businesses in and close to The Doward, Herefordshiree

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