Coronavirus (covid-19) update - March 2021

While England remains in a national lockdown, the advice is to stay at home as much as possible.

On 8 March 2021, step one of the 'Spring 2021 roadmap' came into force bringing some changes to what people can and cannot do.

In addition to exercising as a household or bubble, it is now permitted for an individual to meet up with one other person for recreation and/or exercise – as always, you must keep your distance if the one other person you are meeting is not in your household or support/childcare bubble.

Guidance remains to stay local which means if you’re visiting one of our parks, it should be local to you – in your village, town or part of the city where you live - read the latest government guidance on travel.

Full information on what you can and cannot do can be found on the government website.

Please check our Facebook page for any further updates before you decide to visit.   

Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

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 

 

 

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.

Bosworth Battlefield Country Park

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

 

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

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