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

Soudley Ponds, Forest of Dean

Soudley ponds are a haven for wildlife and are surrounded by an impressive stand of douglas fir trees. 

The pondside paths are surfaced and start from both the north and south carpark. Bridges allow access between the ponds, please do not encourage children to play in or around the spillways. 

A steep walk up the ridge takes you to the Blaize Bailey viewpoint overlooking the River Severn.

Soudley fishing syndicate lease the lower pond for fly fishing, the other ponds are nature reserves.


What do other visitors say?

Floor you allow dogs to visit?

Pauline, 18/Aug/2014

Well behaved dogs are welcome at Forestry Commission sites

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Only had a quick look around here, while on a visit to the Heritage centre. Very pretty place, though no car park or toilets.

Shefield, 28/Feb/2011
5 Stars 5 Stars

Very picturesque lake and the perfect spot for a peaceful stroll. Can be combined with a trip to the Heritage Centre (just across the road) or with a walk up to Blaze Bailey - either way, well worth a visit.

Alan, 6/Apr/2010

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What's Here?

  • Fishing
  • Private fishing only
  • Parking
  • limited parking available
  • Walking
  • unwaymarked walk around the ponds
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SO668114

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West England District
01594 833057

Opening & Parking

limited parking available
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified