Sopley Lake is situated behind Sopley Farm PYO, on Derritt Lane which runs from Sopley to Bransgore. The lake is a former gravel pit of around 10 acres in size, of which aggregate was extracted from in the 1980’s then naturally filled with water once the workings were complete. This quiet area surrounded by woodland is available these days for fishing, camping, water sports and as a wedding/events venue.
Please see our camping and accommodation page for more information on our log cabin and shepherds hut.
Sopley Lake is now also a venue for New Forest Activities. Check out their website for all of their latest activities!
Set in a beautiful idyllic woodland location on the edge of The New Forest, Sopley Lake is the ideal venue for your wedding reception, special party or corporate event and is available to hire from mid April to October.
We have a large, secluded area to the side of the Lake which is surrounded by trees where a tent or marquee can be placed, with stunning views of the lake. We also have to offer ample parking, toilets and fresh water. Our shepherds hut or log cabin accommodation can also be hired for your party if you wish to stay over. Or take a look at www.forestyurts.com as these yurts are also situated around Sopley Lake.
To view our lake here in Sopley, Dorset please contact Rachel at RSVP New Forest on 07707 673660 or 07936 373138 who can help you with all of the arrangements for your special day.
Also take a look at our News & Contacts for suggested caterers and photographers.
Fishing will take place during the permitted times only as shown below.
May - Oct
Nov - Apr Members only
Under 16’s may only fish between May and October having purchased a day ticket and MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. The prices above include the use of up to two rods.
The lake will now be CLOSED for fishing at weekends for day tickets. Day ticket fishing will now only take place between Monday and Friday, 9am - 6pm. If there is an event on, the lake will also be closed for members, however we will endeavour to contact members via email in advance but do call the office to check. New Forest Activities will also be using the lake during the summer for kayaking/canoeing but the lake will stay open.
Cat & Fiddle Farm
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