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image for Country Park item typeWatermead Country Park

  • Green Flag Award

Country Park, free entry

GREEN FLAG AWARD

Contact

Country Parks Team

Address

Wanlip Road,
Syston,
Leicester,
LE7 1PD

Details

Watermead Country Park is one of the best sites in Leicestershire for bird watching and nature study. As well as the Reedbed Nature Reserve, the park is also home to the Birstall Nature Reserve, situated towards the south of the park.

Baby changing facilitiesDisabled toiletsPicnic site

Disabled access

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open dawn til dusk

Prices

Free entry

All-day parking at Watermead costs just £2.50. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users

Directions

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Map reference: SK 607113  Lat: 52.69636 Long: -1.10262

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

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport