Please be aware of the road closure from the A48 at Blakeney to Wenchford and Mallards Pike will remain in place for some time. Please follow the diversion in place to get to sites - Keep up to date on our Facebook page
The car park at Mallards Pike is now open, but some facilities remain closed. Click on Facilities & access for details.
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 8.00 every day and the closing times are as follows:

November-February   17.00
March                         18.30
April                            20.00
May - August              21.00
Sept                            19.30
Oct                              18.30

Read our visitor information regarding coronavirus

How to find us

How to find us
Parkend, Gloucestershire
Sat Nav Postcode: GL15 4HD
By Car

You will find Mallards Pike Lake half way along the road between Parkend and Blakeney.  

By Public Transport

From Coleford - number 23 bus, change at Bream to number 727 bus (then a 20 minute walk)

From Lydney - number 717 bus (then a 20 minute walk)

From Cinderford - number 717 bus, change at Blakeney to number 727 bus.  

OS Grid Ref
SO637093

51.780938722642, -2.5289297828033

Parking and prices

Did you know you can now use your phone to pay for car parking with PaySmarti?

  • Pay by phone - Call 01604 210 933 and follow instructions to pay
  • Pay online - Visit paysmarti.co.uk to register and pay
  • Already registered? Text 07537 404780
  • Location Codes - 3022 (car), 3037 (minibus), 3043 (coach)

Please note: Signal is poor at Mallards Pike Lake, and so if you would like to pay by phone please do so before you arrive.

 

Card payments can also be made at the main ticket machine located near the toilet block.

 

 

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Peak charges (1 April - 31 October)
Up to 2 hours £3.00
Up to 4 hours £5.00
All day £7.00
Early bird - exit before 10.30am £2.00
After 5pm £2.00
Off peak charges (1 November - 30 March)
Up to 2 hours £2.00
Up to 4 hours £4.00
All day £5.00
Early bird - exit before 10.30am £1.00
After 5pm £1.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses/motorhomes - peak £10.00, off peak £8.00

Coaches/minibuses with trailers - peak £12.00, off peak £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Visiting Mallards Pike Lake updated 1 July 2020 

Our car park is now open. We are sure many people will be keen to get out and about,  so to  avoid crowds,  please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy, or is full,  and come another time.  

We are working hard to find a way to start to reopen our other facilities but will only do so when we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that social distancing is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you:  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

Car parkOpen
ToiletsOpen
Walking TrailsOpen
Running TrailsOpen
CaféOpen Thursday to Monday, takeaway only
Go ApeClosed
Forest SegwayClosed

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Toilets

Contact details

Activities at Mallards Pike Lake

two boys cycling in the forest on a cycle route
Family cycle trail at Mallards Pike Lake
Segway users on a forest trail
Go Ape Forest Segway at Mallards Pike
Go ape tree top adventure mallards pike
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Mallards Pike
Gruffalo orienteering activity pack on the grass
Gruffalo Orienteering at Mallards Pike Lake
Mallards Pike parkrun startline
parkrun at Mallards Pike
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics at Mallards Pike Lake
adults on a run on a woodland trail
Running trails at Mallards Pike Lake
Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Mallards Pike Lake
boy enjoying kayaking on the river
Watersports at Mallards Pike Lake
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