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
Burrough Hill Country Park
Located between Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, south of Melton Mowbray, Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire. The well-preserved Iron Age hill fort dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land reaching 210m (690 ft), with superb views. A prominent landmark and ready-made arena, the hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit. Historically the area was pasture – famous for foxhunting and as a reputed birthplace of Stilton cheese. Today much land is arable, but dairy, beef and sheep also feature.
Since 1970 Leicestershire County Council has leased this 35 hectare site from the Ernest Cook Trust.
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.
Pay and display car park, £2.50 all day parking. Please note exact money is needed Somerby Road, Burrough on the Hill, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2QZ.
Car park is open daily, dawn til dusk
Some uneven paths around the site
Bus Routes: Veolia 113, West End Travel Rural Rider 5 (Weds). For more information contact Traveline