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Watermead Country Park South

Watermead Country Park South

Watermead Country Park is a network of lakes woodlands and nature reserves created from 340 acres of gravel workings along the River Soar to the north of the city.

Further information

Watermead Country Park is now a haven for wetland wildlife enjoyed by nature lovers, walkers and families. The park has fine lake views and woodland walks with good paths and picnic areas.

A life sized sculpture of a mammoth inspired by the mammoth, bison and deer bones found in the gravel workings overlooks the 92 acres of Watermead managed by the City Council. Further north the park is under the control of Leicestershire County Council.

Easily accessible either on foot or by bicycle the Sustrans long distance cycle route 6 and local route 1 cycle ways passes through the park.


  • Climate trails
  • Mammoth sculpture
  • Play area

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Leicester, LE4 7RN

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Printable visitor guide and map

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