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Cannop Ponds

Picturesque ponds, home to lots of wildlife. Great picnic area and central for walks and cycle paths.

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Coleford


Cannop Ponds is a popular picnic site. It offers a large flat grassed area close to the car park and next to the ponds.

The ponds themselves are picturesque and are home to lots of wildlife including mandarin ducks, swards and dragonflies. The top pond is a wildlife trust nature reserve. The lower two ponds are fished by Yorkley Angling club.

The family cycle trail passes by the car park and picnic area.

Hot and cold refreshments available from a mobile cabin weekdays in the summer and most weekends in the winter, weather permitting.


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GL15 4JS
O/S Ref: SO610108

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Situated on the B4226, Cinderford to Coleford road. 3 miles from Coleford, near to Speech House and Beechenhurst Lodge.The ponds run adjacent to the B4234 Lydney to Lydbrook Road. The main access road is off the B4226 Coleford to Cinderford Road, close to the crossroads.

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