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Cannop Ponds are two large ponds, just north of Parkend in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The ponds, and surrounding area, are a popular tourist destination. An area of reeds above the top pond, known as 'Cannop Bridge Marsh', is a nature reserve managed by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

Cannop Ponds is a popular picnic site. It offers a large flat grassed area close to the car park and next to the ponds.

The ponds themselves are picturesque and are home to lots of wildlife including mandarin ducks, swards and dragonflies. The top pond is a wildlife trust nature reserve. The lower two ponds are fished by Yorkley Angling club.

The family cycle trail passes by the car park and picnic area.

Hot and cold refreshments available from a mobile cabin weekdays in the summer and most weekends in the winter, weather permitting.

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