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Mallards Pike

Popular attraction for walking, cycling and other adventure activities

Picnic Sites and Viewpoints in or near Parkend


Description

These lakes were constructed by the Forestry Commission and are a popular attraction for walking, cycling and other adventure activities.

Voted the best place to picnic in the South West in the Warburton's Picnic Awards 2010.
 
The lower lake can be booked for boating activities - groups only. The lakeside path is easy access and has benches dotted alongside it - good vantage points for watching mandarins and other ducks.
 
The family cycle trail passes close by and Go Ape is located a short walk from the car park.
 
There are also three walking trails, a running trail and ramblers routes: Adidas Running Trail ; Mallards Pike Path ; Mallards Pike to Wenchford Link Path ; Pluckpenny Trail
 
Hot and cold refreshments available from a mobile cabin every day in the summer, also most weekends in the winter, weather permitting.
 
The lake can be pre-booked Monday to Saturday by tutor-led groups. Tel 01594 833057.
 
Two permanent BBQ stands are free to use, but please do not place disposable BBQs on the picnic tables. Several picnic tables are sited with views over the lake.

 


Features

  • Picnic Sites and Viewpoints
  • Sights
  • Wheelchair access

Location




O/S Ref: SO 637093

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From the A48 at Blakeney take the Nibley to Parkend road. Mallards Pike is signposted on the right hand side after approximately three miles.

  • Cinderford
  • Lydney
  • Parkend

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