About Lightwater Country Park


Lake at Lightwater Country Park

Coronavirus Update

From 4 May, summer opening times for the Café will be in operation.  Open for takeaway from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am - 4.30pm.
The Playground at Lightwater Country Park is open with social distancing and other hygiene guidance in place.
For more information on how this service is affected by Coronavirus, please visit the Coronavirus Information Surrey Heath Webpage.

About Lightwater Country Park

Lightwater Country Park is situated on the edge of Lightwater Village and extends to 59 hectares. The Country Park is predominately heathland habitat, but there are also ponds, woodland, meadows and areas of scrub. These habitats offer the opportunity to observe a wide variety of wildlife, birds, mammals, plants and insects. Lightwater Country Park is just off Junction 3 of the M3 motorway between the villages of Bagshot and Lightwater. From Guildford and Bracknell it is signed off the A322.

There is a Café  and information point on site, details of which can be found on the Lightwater Country Park Café and Information Point webpage.

Getting Here 

Lightwater Country Park, The Avenue, Lightwater GU18 5RG                                   

Opening and Closing Times

View park opening and closing times.

Things To Do

Come and join us at our new education hut for some festive fun for all the family this Christmas, on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd December. See the events page for more details.

At Lightwater Country Park, you'll find an adventure playground, café, information point, walking trails, grazing livestock, fishing, educational service, tennis, football and a gym. For more information visit the activities webpage.


Visit our webpage about Walks accessibility information at Lightwater Country Park.


Toilets can be found behind the café.


The area of heathland within the Country Park has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Country Park is therefore an area of high nature conservation value. This is due to the rarity of this type of habitat against damaging operations or development. For more information on SSSI please visit the English Nature website

Educational Service

The Greenspace Team offers a wide range of services for visiting schools and groups. They are also available for local outreach projects at their own venues. Please call a member of the team for further information and advice on 01276 707100 or email contact.centre@surreyheath.gov.uk.

Greenspace Permits

Surrey Heath Borough Council conducts a permit system for all businesses operating in our parks and open spaces.  For more information, please visit our Permits webpage.

Surrey Heath Parks and Grounds Maintenance

The Surrey Heath Parks and Grounds Maintenance contract was awarded to Glendale and commenced on the 1 November 2020.

Report a Parks Problem

To report a problem in one of our parks, please visit the Reporting webpage.

There is a residential Greenspace Officer and the Council's contractors provide full time attendance. If you have a question about the park, please contact the Greenspace Team Leader on 01276 707100 or contact.centre@surreyheath.gov.uk.