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Watermead Park

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Thurmaston Village, Leicester LE7 1PD, England
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lovely park

great park with lots of activities from bird watching to picnics and cycling. great way to improve... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pavvickers
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Giessen, Germany
Just fabulous !

Great place to take a picnic and have fun on a hot summers / winters day. Good parking. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Ann C
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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“dog walking” (12 reviews)
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Thurmaston Village, Leicester LE7 1PD, England
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"dog walking"
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"an ice cream van"
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"nature reserve"
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"walk or cycle"
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"bird watching"
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"dog owners"
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"wooly mammoth"
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"different routes"
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"white horse"
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"great place to walk"
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"relaxing walk"
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"ducks and swans"
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"family picnic"
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"melton road"
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"sunny day"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great park with lots of activities from bird watching to picnics and cycling. great way to improve a cycle from suburbs to city, or for a family day out. accessible paths and decent parking all around.

Thank pavvickers
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Great place to take a picnic and have fun on a hot summers / winters day. Good parking. Plenty of wildlife for the grandchildren to enjoy ! Would recomend.

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I love it here as there are plenty of different routes you can take round the park, it is right next to the canal so you can also walk down there if you choose to. Fantastic for dog walks or riding round on your bike....More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

One of the most attractive places in Leicester, though it's a bit far from the city centre, excellent for out door activities with family and friends

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

At only £2.50 to park I think Watermead offers excellent value. Easy to find, and to park, there are numerous lakes and pathways to explore. Lots of wildlife although a little disappointing to see a couple of irresponsible dog owners who think it’s great fun...More

Thank MalcH
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great for walking the dog, absolutely lovely picnic areas. Wonderful birds and a beautiful lake. Plenty of areas to stop and rest and enjoy the view. We did however find the toilets are few and far between and for such a big place we where...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I live less than a mile away from Watermead Park, and it offers tranquility. With a string of former gravel pits that are now wildlife lakes, Watermead is superb all year round, walk the dog, jogging, cycling, it can all be done traffic free

Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

You have to pay at the barrier, on the single small entry road, which is daft. A car in front of us got into difficulty and a queue quickly built up. There are no maps in the first entry car park so we headed north...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best parks to take ur dogs within Leicestershire, plenty of places to walk, you can let the dog off the lead. Will definitely be returning, only £2.50, could east spend a good few hours here.

Thank emma t
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Had a lovely walk around the lake, this was very peaceful even though it was the weekend, perfect for all the family or just the two of you.

Thank Islandhoppers005
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Eve T
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I walk my dogs on a lead. I wouldn't have thought that you should have them off lead or in the water but many people do as the park is out of town and unsupervised.
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