Coronavirus (covid-19) update - January 2021
With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home.
It is against the law to meet socially with family or friends unless they are part of your household or support bubble. You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting). This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
If one of our country parks is local to you and you’re looking to use this space for outdoor exercise, please make sure you do so in line with the latest government guidance on exercise.
Full information on what you can and cannot do can be found on the government 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
Shenton Station and Cutting
Shenton Station was originally part of the Ashby to Nuneaton railway during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The County Council bought the site in the 1970s, and in 1990 the railway track was extended from Market Bosworth to Shenton by the Shackerstone Railway Society.
Shenton can be used as a starting point for exploring the Battlefield and wider Battlefield Walk, as well as accessing the Ashby Canal and Market Bosworth village.
The cutting is approx 700m (1 mile) from the station to the canal bridge, and about 70m wide at its widest point.
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 last entry 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.
£2.50 pay and display parking charge
The nearest postcode is Shenton Lane, CV13 0AA. From here, follow Shenton Lane south, past Ambion Lane. Shenton Station car park is on the left opposite a farm.
All the paths, except the wildlife walk, are surfaced
Prices / ticket machines
All-day parking at our country parks costs just £2.50 A Pay and Display machine is installed on the car park at Shenton Station. Please ensure you have correct change on arrival. The machines do not give out tickets. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks