Colwick Country Park
A large and diverse area of water, woodland and meadows providing a perfect backdrop for a variety of wildlife and recreational activities
Formed originally from gravel workings with grassland and water course, Colwick Country Park offers fishing, water sports and many other leisure facilities. Cycling and horse-riding are particularly popular as the majority of paths in the area have been dedicated as a Public Bridleway whilst an excellent adventure centre keeps younger audiences entertained.
The park also has a rich diversity of wildlife from butterflies and dragonflies to a large number of birds that visit the park, especially at migration time. This includes the nationally important population of wildfowl that are present in the wintertime.
- Disability Access
- Dogs Welcome
- Educational Facilities
- On Site Parking (On Street Parking)
- Picnic Areas
- Play Areas
- Public Transport
- Wildlife Areas
- Free entry (barrier charge for cars)
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.
The current size of the park is far smaller than its original magnitude; this is due the development of the area, railway and road links. The larger fishing lakes have been created largely as a result of mineral extraction during the 20th century.
The well stocked 65 acre main Colwick Lake is a popular trout fishing lake that boasts both rainbow and brown trout. Fishing is available from boats (available for hire) or the bank. Season, 7-day, day, 4-hour and sporting tickets are available.
The Colwick trout season runs from March to October each year.
The 24 acre 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. Season tickets, day tickets and weekend tickets available.
The Colwick coarse season runs throughout the year.
Algae Report - 6-6-2013
There was a low overall and blue-green algal count on this sampling occasion. There was therefore no current risk to public health from the current blue-green algal levels or any other algae in Colwick Park West Lake on this sampling occasion. However, there was clearly some evidence of blue-green algal activity from known bloom producers at this site which warranted weekly sampling at present until this risk dissipates.
The pre-season bathing water sample for West Lake, Colwick has passed with bacterial levels below the limit of detection.
The profile and result is on our website at:
A popular marina with moorings for up to 224 craft that is managed by the Wardens on site. The Marina is self contained, having dedicated toilets and waste disposal facilities. With prices based on a 'per foot' length charge, for the week, quarter or annually, also available are overnight moorings, slippage fees and pump outs.
Please note that this part of the site is not accessible to non boat owners to help improve the security of this part of the site.