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Explore Cannop Ponds
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

A couple enjoy the view at Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean

A series of manmade ponds lie in the Cannop Valley.

 

 

Located beside the middle pond there is a large grassed area ideal for family games and picnics. 

The popular fishing lake is an idyllic spot to view local birdlife, including Mandarin ducks.

The car park provides good access to the Family Cycle Trail, cyclists are requested to stick to this trail rather than using the pondside paths. 

The ponds are leased to Yorkley Angling Club for fishing, day tickets can be purchased from the club bailiff at the bankside.  Please note there is a close season in place from Mid March to May each year.

Please keep dogs under control and out of the water when fishermen are present.

 

 

 

What do other visitors say?

Hi, I am looking at some local fishing spots and Cannop ponds was reccomended to me. Can you tell me if it is open to fishing yet? Also if any day tickets is available for Saturday? Cheers!

Liezel Bezuidenhout, 16/Apr/2014

It's the close season at Cannop Ponds at the moment, fishing resumes May onwards. The Yorkley Angling Club bailiff will sell tickets at the bankside to the public - you just need a standard rod licence.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Cannop ponds is a lovely place, which, although it can get slightly busy, is a brilliant place to relax and sit peacefully.

Anonymous, 31/Jul/2013
5 Stars 5 Stars

Heading over to the Forest again, for the bank holiday this weekend, and this will be the first place we visit. I absolutely love this place, it's busy (in a nice way), but there's always a quiet spot to be found and just sit peacefully. I've been reading online (thisisgloucestershire) about a breakers yard which has opened in the valley, and which there's been complaints about. Hope it's not as bad as they say it is!

Sheila Field, 1/May/2010

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What's Here?

  • No swimming
  • Parking
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Access to the Family Cycle trail
  • Fishing
  • Day tickets available from Yorkley Angling Club
  • Picnic
  • several picnic tables scattered along the grassy area
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SO610108

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Contact

West England District
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01594 833057
westengland@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
8am - 7.30pm
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