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.
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 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.
The toilets at Burrough Hill are currently closed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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.
Some uneven paths around the site
Bus Routes: Veolia 113, West End Travel Rural Rider 5 (Weds). For more information contact Traveline