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Soudley Ponds, Soudley

#9 of 15 in Outdoors in Forest of Dean
Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
Lying close to the village of Soudley in the Forest of Dean, west Gloucestershire, Soudley Ponds (grid reference SO662112), also known as Sutton Ponds, comprise four linked man-made ponds lined in succession through the narrow Sutton Valley, and surrounded by stands of tall Douglas Fir. It is a 7.04-hectare (17.4-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest notified in 1984.
The site is listed in the 'Forest of Dean Local Plan Review' as a Key Wildlife Site (KWS).
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  • Fantastic scenery and very enjoyable walk. Plenty of spots for a picnic. Ample little lay-bys for parking. And all for free.  more »
  • What a lovely day we had here. Easy flat walk from the carpark. We took a picnic and a picnic blanket and found a nice shady spot over looking the pond, sat a while and enjoyed watching ducks...  more »
  • Been many times tranquil only a few people there just watch out for wild boar after dusk
  • Lovely lake, perfect for a short walk with kids and grandparents. Desperately needs some picnic tables though

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