Lakeside Country Park is the perfect space to escape the hustle of urban living, with 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland created on restored gravel work. The Park has a diverse range of wildlife from birds, insects and small mammals to fox and deer and species of bat.
Enjoy a walk around with your dog on the designated paw trail or stop and have lunch at one of our picnic sites. Relax with a day's fishing, or a fun ride on the train, or just watch the world go by...
Tesco Bags of Help Project - a new map for Lakeside
Our new Lakeside map has been funded by the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. We have been awarded £8,000 to encourage more visitors to use the park. The maps have been installed on site at the five access points to show walking areas and where dogs can be let off their leads. There is also a 2.5k way-marked running route. There have been a series of community workshops, led by artist Nicola Henshaw, to develop designs for an art trail about our Park’s wildlife with the laser cut metal panels installed across the Park.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.