Our forests will remain open for outdoor recreation and exercise. For our coronavirus guidance please follow this link - view now
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day. The site opens at 8:00am every day and the closing times are as follows:

November to February - 5:00pm

March - 6:30pm

April - 8:00pm

May to August - 9:00pm

September - 7:30pm

October - 6:30pm

 

Overnight parking is not permitted. 

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

How to find us

How to find us

Cannops Ponds is located approximately two miles east of Coleford. 

West Dean, Lydney
Sat Nav Postcode: GL15 4JS
OS Grid Ref
SO610108

51.793209252556, -2.5664276189691

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at Cannop Ponds.

You can now use RingGo at Cannop Ponds which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can.

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063. You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

Location Codes - 31016 (car), 31059 (minibus or motorhome)

Ticket machines accept cash only, please ensure you bring the correct change with you.

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Parking charges
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses/motorhomes - £8.00

Not suitable for coaches

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer

Facilities and access

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.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Activities at Cannop Ponds

Walking boots in autumn
Walking at Cannop Ponds
Close up of a mountain bike
Cycling at Cannop Ponds
Viewing platform over a woodland lake
Fishing at Cannop Ponds
Picnic table at sunrise
Picnics at Cannop Ponds
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