Coronavirus update (covid-19) - April 2021

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across England affecting what people can and cannot do.

Our parks are open as normal but we're asking people to continue to follow the government guidelines.

In England, up to six people (from any number of households) or two households can meet for recreation and/or exercise – as always, you must keep your distance if you are meeting people not in your household or support/childcare bubble.

Read the full information on what you can and cannot do on the Government's 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 

 

 

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

Pay and Display car park. £2.50 all day parking. Please note exact money is needed.  All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks 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