Market Bosworth Environment and Nature
Market Bosworth Country Park has a fine open parkland landscape with majestic mature specimen trees interspersed with small areas of woodland. The park also includes a lake (the Bow Pool) and a series of ponds (the ‘stew’ ponds – originally created by local monks for the rearing of fish).
This parkland habitat is now a rare landscape type in the ever changing English countryside. Its specimen trees, grassland, woodlands and water areas provide varied and diverse habitats for a wide range of insect, plant and animal species.
The wild flower meadows within the parkland attract a wide range of pollinating insects in the spring and summer months along with mammals such as foxes and brown hares.
The wooded areas of the park provide distinct features in the open parkland landscape and support a range of native tree species. A visit to the arboretum is a must at any time of year where you will find towering Coast Redwoods, Himalayan Birch trees showing their distinct white bark and Japanese Maples which display vivid, fiery colours in the autumn months. Keen birdwatchers can while away hours at the bird feeding station where species such as great spotted woodpeckers, green woodpeckers and nuthatches are regular visitors.