Chapman's Pond
Moor Lane
Dringhouses and Woodthorpe
YO24 2QY


This former clay workings is the one of the five remaining flooded brick pits in York. The pond is well stocked with a variety of coarse fish species and has three fishing platforms.

You will need a fishing permit and can buy one from the bailiffs on the day.

Annual fishing permits cost:

  • Free for under 12's
  • £5.00 for juniors (aged 12-16)
  • £15.00 for adults

The pond is surrounded by meadow grassland and scrub woodland.


The Friends of Chapman's Pond support us in the management of the site with conservation days and occasional events

  • Fishing pegs (no charge)
  • Informal woodland / meadow footpath
  • Duck feeding
  • Nearby private café
Travel and parking


There is a bus stop adjacent to the local café on Moor Lane, routes 12 and 37.

For up-to-date information about local bus routes see the iTravel York website.


The nearest council car park is Moor Lane car park (approximately 10-minutes away, on foot), with parking available at £4.00 per day (flat rate/minimum charge).

You can also use available on-street parking in the surrounding streets, showing consideration for local residents.