Cycle from mallards pike in the Forest of Dean

Lakes in Gloucestershire

Welcome to our guide to the most notable lakes and ponds throughout Gloucestershire. This includes Cotswold Water Park and lakes in the Forest of Dean. Lakes are great places to go for a walk or sit and also to relax next to the water. Sports often go hand in hand with bodies of water including fishing, boating or wild swimming.

Larger bodies of water are great for photographers to take shots in particular reflection photography. A Lake can also be a great place to watch sunrise or sunset and enjoy the spectacle.

Lakes of Gloucestershire

All the bigger lakes and ponds in the county for visitors to explore.

Mallards Pike Lake in The Forest of Dean

Forest of dean lakes

Mallards Pike Lake in The Forest of Dean is a beautiful lake surrounded by lots of ancient woodlands. It is a great place to get out for a walk or cycle. There is a café that is near the car park and picnic area. This is a great place for a family picnic, where you can appreciate the surroundings over a cup of tea or coffee.

Cannop Ponds in the Forest of Dean

Cannop Ponds

Cannop Ponds are two large ponds, located to the north of Parkend village in the Forest of Dean and close to the Sculpture Trail. The ponds, and surrounding area, are a popular destination for walking and cycling. This is one of the best course fishing lakes in the county.

Westgate Lake in Gloucester

Located a short walk from Gloucester town centre is Westgate lake, a nice place to relax at lunchtime. The lake is a haven for wildlife and also has stunning river views.

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