Pennytown Ponds is used daily by residents and local workers who enjoy walking, exercising their dogs and fishing. A place where children can use their imaginations as they wonder through the open natural area. The ponds are also used by local groups for historical walks, natural history events and environmental volunteer days.

Additional facilities

The ponds become larger as they flow down the valley
Pond 1 – is at the head of the brook, and is inaccessible and mainly a willow carr
Pond 2 – has a body of open water, but this pond is not fished and is a haven for wildlife
Pond 3 – is licensed to the fishing club, they do not fish this pond
Pond 4 – This is the main angling pond and holds a good stock of fish, the angling club hold regular competitions on this pond
Three ponds are a major feature of this site and are enjoyed by all members of the public

Woodland Habitats – this has developed predominantly over spoil heaps. The canopy consists of planted Pine with multi-stemmed Ash, occasional Sycamore and Willows in wetter areas, pedunculate Oak and mature beech including fine coppiced beech
Grassland Meadow Habitats – there are small open grass glades which hold a diverse selection of wild flowers including orchids which can be found in May on the sunny banks
Awarded Green Flag 2011 - 2023

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