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  • Green Flag Award

Wildlife & Nature Event



Rangers Office

0116 232 3232


Wanlip Road,


It's officially British Summer Time and, with temperatures set to rise during April, Leicestershire County Council is enhancing the visitor experience at its country parks.

From this weekend (Sunday, April 7), visitors to Beacon Hill, Watermead and Market Bosworth Park will be able to call in at mobile coffee shops to purchase hot drinks and light refreshments.

The two local companies are supporters of Leicestershire Food Links, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes the use of locally-sourced food in the county.

Something Nice will be at Beacon Hill, in the lower car park off Breakback Road, with Picks Organic - regulars at the National Forest Wood Fair - setting up at both Watermead (King Lear's car park, Wanlip Road) and Market Bosworth. They will be there every Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
For more information on Country Parks see or call 0116 305 5000.

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Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


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


  • 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


Off the A56 near Syston, follow the brown tourist signs. Access to the northern car park is off Wanlip Rd near Syston (off the A46). Toilets are available at this end of the park.
Bus no 61/61a from Haymarket bus station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport