Southwater Country Park offers 90 acres (36 ha) of level surfaced paths which provide an easy-going lakeside walk plus a selection of outdoor activities including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, and tuition in canoeing and sailing.
The park also includes a beautiful wildlife area called The Quarry, which is managed for nature conservation and supports wildlife such as lizards, Kingfishers, Nightingales and various butterflies and dragonflies. The adjacent Downs Link Bridleway passes through the Park, making it a base to explore further afield on foot, bike, or horse.
A Visitors Centre offers information, toilets and a cafe.
Year round access to Park
April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
October - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:30
Cripplegate Lane, Southwater,
Yes, there is parking onsite.
1st April - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Up to 1 hour: £0.50
Up to 3 hours: £1.50
All Day: £3.00
1st November - 31st March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Weekends from £0.50
Yes, there are toilets.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Southwater Country Park has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.
No, Southwater Country Park is not wheelchair friendly.
No, Southwater Country Park have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Southwater Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.