Coronavirus update (covid-19) -  July 2021

Country parks are open as usual. Social distancing requirements have been lifted, but we're asking visitors to remain mindful and try to keep a safe distance from others

Beacon Hill Café, 1485 Tithe Barn and the Colliery Cafe, are providing both eat-in and takeaway services. Opening hours vary, check the social media channels for the latest information:

Colliery Cafe 

1485 Tithe Barn Cafe

Beacon Hill Cafe

 

Ashby Woulds Trail

This 3.5mile (6km) multi-use trail in The National Forest was formerly the Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway. It runs from the restored Measham Station to Spring Cottage, linking Conkers (The National Forest Visitor Centre), Moira Furnace, Donisthorpe Woodland Park and Measham. The stone-surfaced trail is suitable for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. Wheelchair users would need assistance in places.

Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail

 

Opening Times

All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am each morning until the following times:

December – January – 4pm

February – 5pm

March – 6pm

April – 7pm

May – August – 8pm

September – 7pm

October – 6pm

November – 5pm 

We do not permit overnight parking or camping.

 

Visitor Information

  • Car parks along the trail located: Measham library (DE12 6DQ), Donisthorpe Woodland Park (DE12 7PX), Moira Furnace (DE12 6AT)
  • Sarah’s Wood (DE12 6DQ) – note: entrance has a height restriction barrier of 2m

 

Season Tickets

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.

 

Countryside Code

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