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Market Bosworth Country Park

This 35-hectare park was once part of the Bosworth Hall estate, and still retains its distinct parkland features. Here, there are magnificent, mature trees, a lake, a planted arboretum with exotic species, a wildflower meadow and a community woodland.
Large tree at Market BosworthA network of paths leads the visitor through the parkland to the lake, the arboretum, and the play area.
For the more adventurous, the park is ideally located as a starting base to explore the wider countryside. Routes for both walkers and cyclists continue towards Bosworth Battlefield and beyond.


Children's play area closed whilst improvement works carried out

The children's play area is closed whilst improvement works are being carried out. We hope to be able to open the newly refurbished play area soon. Work is also being carried out various footpaths. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your patience.


New visitor guide for Market Bosworth Country Park

Bosworth leafletsA brand new guide is now available for Market Bosworth Country Park. Pick up your copy now from selected Leicestershire libraries, museums, TICs, hotels and visitor attractions, or download your copy now here [pdf 3mb].

   


Visitor Information

  • The car park uses an automated pay on entry access system
  • Car parking charge is £2.50 per car. The machine only accept coins (not 5 pence pieces), but does not give change or issues tickets.
  • Eastern edge of Market Bosworth town, The Park, CV13 0LP
  • Car Park Season Ticket Information
  • Bus Routes: Arriva 153 (Mon-Sun), Roberts 159 (Mon-Sat). Contact Traveline for further information
      Location Map         Map of the Country Park
Open dawn to dusk walks wheelchair access Information area on site picnic area toilets disabled access toilet Play Area conservation volunteer programme special event craft activities Fishing on site parking charge


What to See and Do

The arboretum
  • Feed the ducks and waterfowl at the Bow Pool
  • Enjoy the many exotic trees in the arboretum
  • Picnic in the shade of a mature oak tree
  • Children can enjoy playing in the children's playground
  • Explore the network of surfaced paths that lead to the wider countryside
  • Find the sixty newly planted trees to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee
   
   


Opening Times

The car park has an automatic exit gate that will allow cars to leave the car park at any time. However, we do not allow overnight parking.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May-Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
7am - 4pm 7am - 5pm 7am - 6pm 7am - 7pm 7am - 8pm 7am - 7pm 7am - 6pm 7am - 5pm 7am - 4pm


Conservation Volunteering

Volunteers at Watermead
There are 3 different volunteer groups that work with the rangers in the Western Team: The Monday Group, the Thursday Group and the Lount & Coleorton Group
Click here for more information about all our volunteering opportunities.


Wildlife

Market Bosworth Country Park is home to an interesting variety of fauna and flora. View the Wildlife at Market Bosworth page for more details.


Fishing

Bow Pool at Market BosworthDay fishing is permitted in the Bow Pool. See the Country Parks Fishery page for more information and prices.
  
 
  


Contact Details

Tel: 0116 305 5000 (8.30am - 5pm Mon - Thu, 8.30am - 4.30pm Fri). Outside of these times, emergencies only please.
Email: countryparks@leics.gov.uk    Emails are checked during the week. You will not receive a response to your email at weekends or bank holidays.

Other Local Sites
The site is near to Bosworth Battlefield Visitor Centre and Country Park.

Page Last Updated: 15 April 2014