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Chapman's Pond - Parks and open spaces directory


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


This former clay workings is 1 of the 5 remaining flooded brick pits in York. The pond is well stocked with a variety of coarse fish species and has 11 fishing platforms.

You will need an Environment Agency rod licence and an annual Chapman's Pond permit. Application forms for permits can be obtained from the site.

Annual fishing permits cost:

  • Free for under 12's
  • £10.00 for juniors (aged 12-16)
  • £30.00 for adults

The pond is surrounded by meadow grassland and scrub woodland.


Management of the site is provided by Chapman's Pond Community Interest Company who arrange the bailiff service together with conservation days and occasional events.

Contact then by email: for up-to-date information. Or see further information on the Chapman's Pond website.

All income from the site is used to improve site facilities.

  • 11 Fishing pegs (a fishing permit is required)
  • Informal woodland / meadow footpath
  • 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.


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