Lightwater Country Park

pond at Lightwater County Park

Coronavirus Update

Following the latest government guidance, the Cafe will be reopening for takeaway from 4 July with the opening hours of 10am - 4pm.
All SHBC playgrounds across the Borough will remain closed, until further notice. Our parks will remain open to the public.  Government guidance on social distancing and maximum group sizes should be followed. This will be kept under constant review, subject to further announcements from the Government.
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.


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. 

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 go to

Grazing livestock at Lightwater Country Park

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.



The new playground at Lightwater Country Park has officially opened! 

After an £80k makeover, the fantastic new facility was opened on Friday 8 November at a ceremony at the playground's new location next to the cafe. 
The new playground features two multiplay units, pick up sticks climbing frame, activity net, various swings including a basket swing, an agility trail, musical babel drum and a 'rock ‘n bowl' roundabout. 
The winning Wicksteed design was chosen following an extensive consultation held by SHBC earlier this year, including local children, followed by a public vote. 
This playground was refurbished as part of a wider Play Area Improvement Scheme across Surrey Heath, worth £650,000 over three years.