Watermead Country Park

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Watermead Country Park: A 140-hectare green oasis. It is a haven for wildlife and a peaceful stretch of countryside, easily accessible for many people. Most of the paths are surfaced making it an ideal site to visit for wheelchair and buggy users. The Park is developing one of the largest reedbed areas in the Midlands and five birdhides, including a 2-storey hide, provide great viewing spots for visitors.

The Country Park is nearly two miles long and as its name suggests it is a wetland area with over 12 lakes and smaller ponds. It is an ideal spot for walking, cycling, picnics, birdwatching, fishing or more active watersports. The largest area of water is King Lear's Lake, which is an excellent day ticket coarse fishing venue.

Running through the Park are the River Soar and Grand Union Canal which provide an essential corridor for wildlife as well as a route for pleasure boating and walking.

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The Country Park has two main car parks. Access to the northern one is from the A46 Leicester Western Bypass and the Wanlip Road near Syston (LE7 1PD).

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Opening times (February, November):
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07:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:0007:00 - 17:00

Opening times (March, October):
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07:00 - 18:0007:00 - 18:0007:00 - 18:0007:00 - 18:0007:00 - 18:0007:00 - 18:0007:00 - 18:00

Opening times (April, September):
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07:00 - 19:0007:00 - 19:0007:00 - 19:0007:00 - 19:0007:00 - 19:0007:00 - 19:0007:00 - 19:00

Opening times (May - August):
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07:00 - 20:0007:00 - 20:0007:00 - 20:0007:00 - 20:0007:00 - 20:0007:00 - 20:0007:00 - 20:00

Opening times (December - January):
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07:00 - 16:0007:00 - 16:0007:00 - 16:0007:00 - 16:0007:00 - 16:0007:00 - 16:0007:00 - 16:00

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Free

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Address: The Ranger, Watermead Country Park Office, Fillingate, Wanlip, Leicestershire LE7 4PF, UK
Phone: +44 116 267 1944
Email: watermead@leics.gov.uk
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