Coronavirus update (covid-19) - May 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 30 people (from any number of 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
Donisthorpe Woodland Park
Donisthorpe Woodland Park is a 36-hectare former colliery site in The National Forest. The site has been restored and now supports 20 hectares of beautiful mixed woodland and 3km (1.85 miles) of stone-surfaced paths, which are suitable for all users.
There are links to the 6km (3.7 miles) Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail and Moira Furnace (for details email@example.com) along the towpath of the restored Ashby Canal.
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.
Church Street, Donisthorpe, DE12 7PY. Vehicular entrance is shared with the Donisthorpe Miners’ Welfare Centre.
Free car park off Moira Road, open daily from 9am – 4pm (Oct – Mar), 9am – 7pm (Apr – Sept)