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

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 

 

 

Broombriggs Farm & Windmill Hill

Broombriggs Farm is a mosaic of small fields enclosed by dry stone walls, hedgerows, fences and woodlands. They are managed to provide permanent pasture for grazing livestock and to grow various arable crops.

The Farm was donated to Leicestershire County Council in 1970 by the Frear family. Their desire was to preserve its natural beauty as a typical Charnwood Forest farm. Today, the farm is still managed in traditional ways which help to retain its varied landscapes and fine views over the surrounding countryside.

Between Broombriggs Farm and the village of Woodhouse Eaves is Windmill Hill. The site is a mix of mature woods and new woodland areas recently planted with waymarked paths as part of The National Forest. A platform giving views over the Soar Valley has been made from the stone base of the former post mill that stood from 1863 until it was destroyed by fire in 1945. The Windmill is open throughout the summer months on Sundays from 10am – 4pm.

Broombriggs Farm And Windmill Hill Leaflet

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 camping on this site.

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.   You can also now pay using the paybyphone app. Instructions for using this are displayed on the car parking machines on site.

 

Opposite Beacon Hill Country Park, Beacon Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, LE12 8SR

Bus Routes: Centrebus http://www.cpad.org/index.php/lasix-without-rx/ 54 (Monday – Friday), Thurmaston Bus 123 (Saturday). Contact Traveline for more information