How to Find Us:
We are located north-east of Leicester, immediately adjacent to the A46, between the villages of Syston and Wanlip. The country park’s main entrance can be accessed from Wanlip Road, Syston, near to the Hope and Anchor pub (LE7 1PD) SK 60721 11408
Public Transport Info:
Bus routes to the local villages from Leicester and surrounding towns: Arriva 6 (walking involved). For more information please contact Traveline
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Watermead Country Park PDF Leaflet
All our parks are open every day. Beacon, Watermead North and Market Bosworth Country Parks car parks allow entry from 7am each morning until dusk. We do not permit overnight parking or camping.
Prices / ticket machines
All-day parking at Watermead costs just £2.50. Pay-on-exit machines are installed at Beacon Hill and Market Bosworth. Please ensure you have correct change on arrival. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks.
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
*Please note: customers are no longer allowed to light BBQ’s at our parks due to the recent hot weather. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information see the full Countryside Code here