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Watermead Park

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Watermead

A nice place to spend a few hours. Lakes. Lakes. Lakes. All good if you like lakes, but awful if... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2019
wooddoodles
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Syston, United Kingdom
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Great escape from the city

Watermead is spread out enough to offer quite a few different walks, from a number of starting... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2019
MLambertGeo
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is always difficult to find, we had a few wrong turns, but got there eventually. This time we walked the canal-side path...the weather was bright and dry so the path was accessible. The last time we came most of the park was flooded,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

A nice place to spend a few hours. Lakes. Lakes. Lakes. All good if you like lakes, but awful if you have a toddler running free. Don’t follow the main paths as all the best bits are tucked away. Can get very busy on a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Pleasant enough but lacked maps and signposting and not much wildlife though we can’t blame them for lack of birds! Better signage especially for which routes are disabled friendly would help greatly.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

Watermead is spread out enough to offer quite a few different walks, from a number of starting points. We usually park in Thurmaston village and walk north to loop around King Lear’s lake. There are toilets at the north end but otherwise not much else....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

I visit Watermead Park North frequently and always feel happy and relaxed there. It's a great place to experience the natural world in an undemanding way. If your new year's resolution is to get out with your kids more, then this is a great place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

I do love it down in Watermead Country Park. It was the pits, former gravel pits, when I was a child, but it has been developed into a wonderful park, an oasis in an urban jungle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Loads of different entrances to the park with plenty to do. Various well looked after bird hides, a boating lake and plenty of sculptures. The walks can take you along the canal to see the narrow boats and to several pubs. Thurmaston lake has tonnes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 191carat
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Very good park if you just want to walk and relax. Only issue is there is one car park where you have to pay to park. I can’t understand why this is the case as it’s at the very back of the park

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank connorgreaves
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for a walk,cycle,run,family picnic.feed the birds( not bread)wild bird food only. Very picturesque .

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robram31
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely Country Park for a walk, we didn’t take a picnic but there are plenty of picnic benches and open park to enjoy a picnic there. £2.50 to park for the day, pay on arrival which didn’t seem an unreasonable amount. We took our dog...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Eve T
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Response from bluefox9er | Reviewed this property |
It’s true, dogs aren’t allowed in the lakes but dog owners are far too selfish to think that rule applies to THEIR dog. Unleashed dogs are common place. Watermead needs a dog only portion so everyone else can enjoy the park... More
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