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.
Day ticket fishing is available at Lightwater Country Park during the fishing season. Fishing sessions for young people will be running through the summer holidays. A valid Environment Agency rod licence is required. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. No night fishing permitted.
For more information, please visit the Fishing at Lightwater Country Park page.
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 at www.english-nature.org.uk/special/sssi/
Activities - What can you do and see at the Country park?
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, please visit the Lightwater Country Park Activities webpage.
Surrey Heath Borough Council conducts a permit system for all businesses operating in our parks and open spaces. For more information on this, please visit the Greenspace Permits webpage.
The new playground at Lightwater Country Park has officially opened!