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.
Soudley Ponds is a stunning haven for wildlife, and best visited in the autumn or spring.
Designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) which means it is protected. The wetland habitat is home to lots of different plants, birds and insects.
Enjoy a gentle, waterside walk, or take a hike to the top of Blaize Bailey for views across the River Severn.
Soudley fishing syndicate lease the lower pond for fly fishing, the other ponds are nature reserves.
At a glance
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.