Colwick Country Park

On the outskirts of Nottingham city, the park is accessible via public transport and is well placed just off one of the region's key cycle routes.
Offering a large, diverse area of water, woodland and meadows it provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of wildlife and recreational activities, including angling, sailing, walking and jogging.There are some fantastic opportunities to photograph a rich diverse wildlife including butterflies, dragonflies and a large number of migratory birds including the nationally important population of wildfowl that are present during the winter.

Where is the Park

The main entrance to the park is off Mile End Road, Colwick Village, on River Road, with another car park at the end of Racecourse road, past Nottingham Racecourse and Colwick Hall Hotel. Each of these entrances has public parking, though there is a barrier charge (£2 per vehicle) should you wish to park past the fishing lodge at River Road. The site is also serviced by public transport links, please visit the Nottingham City Transport website for further details.

Site Facilities

  • 24 acre West Lake
  • 65 acre Main Lake
  • Marina
  • Educational Facilities 
  • Wildlife Areas
  • Disability Access
  • Dogs Welcome (On leads in designated areas)
  • Free entry (barrier charge for cars)
  • Car Park 

Site Activities 

Fishing

Trout Fishing

The well stocked main Lake is popular with trout anglers and boasts both rainbow and brown trout.  Fishing boats are available to hire or you can simply enjoy fishing from the bank. Various tickets are available, from the lodge, to suit your needs and our trout season runs from March to October each year. Please see the price list at the bottom of this page for more information.

Coarse Fishing

The smaller West Lake at Colwick is stocked with carp including some recently moved to the lake that weighed up to 36lb!  This lake is also used for canoeing and sailing by the Adventure Centre.  Various tickets are available, from the lodge, to suit your needs and our course season runs throughout the year. Please see the price list at the bottom of this page for more information.

Playground

playground at colwick

The current playground at Colwick is an example of what can be achieved by recycling!  Most of the equipment has been refurbished and reused from the previous play area on site and caters for toddlers to 10 year olds and is conveniently located near the toilet block on the main drive.  Work to secure a café concession within the building that houses the toilets is ongoing, with this being looked at for summer 2017.

Marina

Our popular marina* has moorings for up to 224 craft and is managed by the wardens on site. Mooring prices are based on a "per metre" length charge and we offer a range of mooring terms. Mooring currently costs £119.50 per meter.

Colwick park marinaMarina Facilities

  • Waste disposal facilities
  • Pump out
  • Slippage
  • Toilets
  • Gated entrance with key access for boat owners for added security

*Please note the Marina is only accessible to boat owners.

Hiring Colwick Country Park

Our waters and open space can be hired for a range of events and is particularly suited to competitive running, triathlons and other open water activities.  If you would like to run an event in this park, please visit our Outdoor Event Booking page.

Park History

Colwick Country Park, the house and parkland can be traced back to before 1362 where the ownership of the hall had passed through a number of families including the infamous Byrons and Musters. The current house dates from the late 18th century although there have been various modifications to the building and the design over the years.

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Colwick Country Park Mile End Road Colwick Nottingham NG4 2DW

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