Snibston Country Park covers over 40 hectares of mixed habitats. The grounds include the former colliery spoil heap created by waste from Snibston Colliery, which has been reclaimed to form woodland and an open rough grassland area.

At the heart of the Country Park is the Grange Nature Reserve. Once the gardens of the Colliery Manager, it is now an important ecological site for wildlife. The Grange Nature Reserve became Leicestershire County Council’s first Local Nature Reserve in May 1993.

On the park there are :

  • Various sculptures
  • A late Victorian arboretum with a diverse range of mature native and foreign species of tree
  • A wetland area with boardwalk, an established wildflower meadow and two well-stocked fishing lakes
  • Links to adjoining footpaths to the wider countryside
  • Excellent vantage points from which you can view the surrounding countryside.
  • FREE car parking - designated areas near the woodland and fishery
  • Opening Times:   February 8am - 5pm.    March - October 8am - 6pm.    November - January 8am - 4pm.

The different habitats found at Grange Local Nature Reserve make it a great place to spot wildlife.

There are two fishing lakes at the Grange Nature Reserve with a total of 40 fishing pegs, some with facilities for anglers with disabilities. Both lakes are stocked with a variety of fish. Day tickets can be purchased. Further information on fishing at Snibston can be found on Leicestershire County Council website

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Last updated: Wed 28 July, 2021 @ 10:32