Due to an outbreak of Crayfish Plague in the watercourses in and around Soudley Ponds. Please do not allow dogs to enter the water and take note of on site signage.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Contact details

Opening hours

Soudley Ponds offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
12 Church Rd, Soudley, Cinderford
Sat Nav Postcode: GL14 2UA
By Car

From the B4226 Cinderford to Coleford road, take the minor road through Ruspidge to Soudley (signposted to the Dean Heritage Centre). In the village of Soudley take the minor road to Littledean, finding the Soudley Ponds car park after 3/4 of a mile on your right hand side.

OS Grid Ref

51.793222324454, -2.4913644790649

Parking and prices

There are car park's located to the north and south of the pond. 

Limited parking available. There are no parking charges at Soudley Ponds. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

Visit this stunning wildlife haven in the Forest of Dean

Surrounded by impressive Douglas fir trees, immerse yourself in the stunning landscape of Soudley Ponds. 

There are a range of surfaced pond-side paths or for those wanting more of a challenge, a steep walk up the ridge will be rewarded with beautiful views over the River Severn. 

Soudley fishing syndicate lease the lower pond for fly fishing, the other ponds are nature reserves.

At a glance

  • Walking trails 
  • Stunning views 
  • Private fishing 

Things to do

The pond-side paths are surfaced and start from both the north and south car park. Bridges allow access between the ponds (please do not let children play in or around the spillways as they can be dangerous). 

A steep walk up the ridge takes you to the Blaize Bailey viewpoint overlooking the River Severn.

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