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.



Lightwater Country Park is getting a new play area!

Following our consultation this fantastic design has been chosen by public vote for the new play area at Lightwater Country Park.

25 September 2019 update: Work has started on the fantastic new playground at Lightwater Country Park. Being installed at its new location next to Lightwater Country Park Cafe, the final playground design was chosen following an extensive consultation process and public vote held by SHBC earlier this year. The work is expected to take around 5-6 weeks, weather dependent. The existing playground near the park entrance remains open while the new playground is being built. We'll update on progress on our social media channels and website throughout the build - watch this space!