Coronavirus (covid-19) update - parks now closed - 22 March 2020
Focusing on the health and wellbeing of everyone is our top priority. In response to local reports of people continuing to gather in public places, we have taken the difficult decision to close all country parks effective immediately.
As our parks have many access points and open spaces, we are relying on the cooperation of the public. Our primary concern is your safety. Our moves have been to support social distancing, protect health and wellbeing and avoid mass gatherings. We have taken action to restrict the growing number of people visiting and gathering in groups. There are still ways to access our parks and open spaces on foot etc., but if you choose to do so, then please observe social distancing and remain at least 2 metres apart from others.
We’re encouraging all our visitors to stay safe in these unprecedented times by keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If you are a regular visitor to Leicestershire County Council Country Parks you could save money with a car park Season Ticket, which is valid for all our parks. For just £60 (plus £10 deposit) you could save money and eliminate the hassle of searching for change every visit. For more information and an application form, please visit www.leicestershire.gov.uk/country-park-car-parking-season-ticket , email or contact our helpdesk on 0116 3055000.
Help us to keep our country parks safe and enjoyable for all visitors by respecting the Countryside Code and bylaws.
– Keep dogs under close control
– Leave gates and property as you find them
– Do not pick wild flowers or remove any other flora
– Do not swim in any of our lakes or ponds, nor let your dog(s) swim
– Do not light fires
For more information see the full Countryside Code here
Bosworth Battlefield Country Park
The country park includes a network of surfaced trails which radiate from the famous Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre around a wonderful farmed landscape, connecting with the Ashby Canal and the Battlefield Railway at Shenton station. The site of the Battle of Bosworth is of national significance and international interest. It is infamous as the place where King Richard III lost his life and crown to Henry Tudor, and the beginning of the powerful Tudor dynasty.
All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am each morning until dusk. We do not permit overnight parking or camping.
All-day parking at our country parks costs just £2.50 Pay and Display machines are installed at the car park adjacent to the heritage centre Please ensure you have correct change on arrival. The machines do not give out tickets. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks
Things to do
- Tithe Barn restaurant, heritage centre and museum
- Various walks and cycle trails along the canal, and further a field to Market Bosworth Country Park