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Explore Cannop Ponds
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.4/5)

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.

A couple enjoy the view at Cannop Ponds, Forest of DeanThe 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.


A mobile catering unit is on site daily in the Gloucestershire school holidays from 11am - 4pm and every weekend throughout the year.  Silvia Davis Refreshments serve hot food and drinks plus cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.  Specials include Wild boar sausage or Venison sausage on a fresh long roll.




What do other visitors say?

I won't to go fishing at the cannon ponds could someone tell me what is in there??

Also how many rods are you aloud to fish with?


Jamie , 12/Nov/2016

Contact Yorkley Angling Club for details.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a wonderful day here with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Sticks and Stones day.

Isaac & his gran & gramps, 26/Jul/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

Has anyone seen any Cygnets on Cannop Ponds?

Rita, 11/Jul/2016
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Last updated: 10th January 2017

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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
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OS Grid ref: SO610108

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Opening Times:
Open by 8am daily. Closing times:
Nov- Feb 5.00pm
March 6.30pm
April 8pm
May - Aug 9pm
Sept 7.30pm
Oct 6.30pm

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