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image for Country Park item typeBurrough Hill Country Park

Country Park, free entry

Burrough Hill

Burrough Hill


High Street,
Melton Mowbray,
LE14 2QZ


Located between Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, south of Melton Mowbray,

Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire. The well-preserved Iron Age hill fort dramatically crowns a steep-sided promontory of land reaching 210m (690 ft), with superb views. A prominent landmark and ready-made arena, the hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit. Historically the area was pasture – famous for foxhunting and as a reputed birthplace of Stilton cheese. Today much land is arable, but dairy, beef and sheep also feature.

Picnic sitePublic toilets

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily dawn til dusk


Free entry

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 contact our helpdesk on 0116 3055000.

Also at this Venue


  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted


See location of Burrough Hill Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 760119  Lat: 52.70007 Long: -0.87572

Follow the brown and white signs from the village of Burrough on the Hill.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport