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Watermead Park

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Address: thurmaston village, Leicester LE7 1PD, England

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Lovely place to relax in the evening

This is a lovely park to relax in the evening. cool breeze can be enjoyed & can see lovely birds. Love this place.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice park, but looks overall facilities e.g no bike hire, lack of walking information, so much more could be done to this park to make it a great experience. It seems popular and parking can be difficult on sunny warm days

Thank guccimal
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location a nice quiet walk around one of the many lakes with in the park, wild life is abundant,seen at least 4 different types of birds, that i don't think I have seen in Newcastle upon Tyne. And for a small parking charge your can spend all day in the park , plenty of picnic areas A

Thank norman j
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
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100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely park to relax in the evening. cool breeze can be enjoyed & can see lovely birds. Love this place.

Thank lakshansilva
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great walking on proper paths and lovely scenic views over the lakes. Pay to park so make the most of your day. Footpaths and cycle paths all the way into Leicester should you want a longer walk.

Thank Alison23lufbra
Leicester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

its a little piece of green.... well actually its massive and a lot of it is blue/water. Great for a dog walk on a lazy Sunday afty... Hope and Anchor to the north is worth a visit, by the canal pub/eatery

1 Thank Twilt23
Perigueux, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am so lucky to live 100 yards from an entrance to this park. Great for a jog or a quiet wander. Often used by dog walkers and families with children. Great for the summer sun, but equally accessible for all in winter as main pathways are concrete. Note that there are no toilet facilities on the park, but there... More 

Thank Liam2545
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017

a lovely walking area and bird watching area it rus along side the river soar so you can often see the narrowboats passing through and you can watch the ducks and wildfowl on the lakes

Thank golftrucker
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This is a fabulous place to visit...Lovely walks round the lake,or you can go further afield, we like to walk to Birstall park with the children stopping on the way to have a picnic, or why not go to the pub for lunch..there is a giant wooly mammoth statue that the children love to run around, also a little rope... More 

Thank Mojobunny
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I really like this place, however the rubbish really puts me off!! People are disgusting here and leave BBQ rubbish, throw rubbish into the lakes and I find its used for people to rev engines in the car park; not sure I see the appeal! DO NOT buy an ice cream here, a MASSIVE rip off and the woman is... More 

1 Thank Tom C
Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Really nice for an easy walk - Once round one of the lakes is about a mile or you can go off on one of the many tracks and walk for hours. All really easy paths with plenty bike friendly. Always loads of dog walkers and kids.

1 Thank Saffron123

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