GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cannop Ponds

1 miles (2 km)

These two large ponds in the Forest of Dean are a lovely spot for an easy afternoon stroll. It's a nice gentle walk of just over a mile on good footpaths with lovely scenery and wildlife to enjoy.
You can start the walk from the car park on the New Road, next to the northern pond. Then pick up the waymarked trail which heads between the ponds and then south along the pretty Cannop Brook to the other ponds. Look out for Mandarin ducks,reed warblersand a pair of nestingmute swans on the water. There's also lots of interesting plants with common spotted-orchid,marsh pennywort,common valerian,skullcap andcreeping jenny adding to the area's charm.
The ponds are on the circular Forest of Dean Family Route. You can pick up the cycling and walking trail to further explore the area. Following the trail just a mile north will take you to the splendid Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail and Speech House Walk.
Just to the south west you will find the magical Puzzlewood. There's a maze of footpaths to follow around the 14 acre site with interesting geological features, caves and ancient trees.


GL15 4JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cannop Ponds OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cannop Ponds Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just over a mile to the north east there's the Speech House Walk to try. The circular trail takes you around the Speech House Inclosure, visiting the picturesque Speech House Lake and the lovely Cyril Hart Arboretum. Near here you can also visit the Speech House Hotel and enjoy afternoon tea in the 17th century former hunting lodge.


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Cannop Ponds - January 2012 - panoramio

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Cannop Ponds


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