At The Park

Bawsey Country Park offers visitors the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with friends or family. Originally created through sand quarrying, nature has reclaimed the site making the park one of the most beautiful locations in the area.


There are many paths and trails throughout Bawsey Country Park, some are easy to spot and well defined, others are not so obvious. We have identified and mapped a selection of walks that we think show you the best of what the park has to offer.

Please bear in mind that the terrain around the park is undulating and predominantly sandy which means that many of the trails are not wheelchair friendly and some areas may not be suitable for pushchairs. The path from the car park to Brickyard Lake is partially stabilised so is easier for wheelchair access.

To download a copy of our map please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Many people enjoy running or jogging around the park and you will certainly find some challenging terrain to test your fitness. For a real challenge, try running up "Heartbreak Hill", found just to the right of the food trailer.

Cyclists are also welcome although, at this stage, we do not have cycle-specific trails. With this in mind, please take care to avoid walkers or runners when cycling around the park.

Our 2 lakes, Great Lake and Brickyard Lake are home to a variety of water birds and Brickyard Lake has a growing stock of coarse fish. As detailed elsewhere on this site, swimming, paddling, watercraft, and inflatables are not permitted at either lake.

The park offers photographers a wealth of opportunities, whether you like capturing beautiful landscape shots or photographing the wildlife.

Metal detecting is permitted within the park however, you must pre-book this activity.

Please find a link to download a booking form at the bottom of this page.

When you've finished enjoying the stunning surroundings, why not stop off for a drink and some food. Our food trailer can be found just off the main car park and serves a range of hot and cold drinks, hot food and snacks, and ice creams. If you are a regular visitor, ask for one of our loyalty cards and you can get a free coffee for every 5 coffees bought.

For a full menu please click the link below.

If you wish to order food in advance, please call us on 07943 375161.

Payment will be taken over the phone at the time of placing your order.

Toilet facilities can be found in the large building on the north side of the park, situated between the B1145 and the Great Lake. There are also toilets located at the main car park however, these will only be open when the food trailer is in operation.