Visitors will have to pay to visit Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve from tomorrow (Monday 13th May).

The money will go towards management of this flagship nature reserve.

An update on the Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve Facebook page said:

“To all visitors, please note that we will be commencing charged parking at Bodenham Lake car park from Monday 13th May 2024.

“The revenue from parking fees will provide vital funds to continue the Trust’s ongoing development and management of this flagship nature reserve. 

“All proceeds will be re-invested into the ongoing management of the site.

“To manage the scheme, we are installing an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera system which will also reduce anti-social behaviour and overnight parking, which has escalated in recent times.

“To pay, you can pay by card at the machines onsite at the end of your visit before leaving, or you can pay online up to 48 hours later on the website. Charges apply at all times.”

Charges will be as follows:

15 minutes free parking

£1.50 for up to 1 hour parking

£2.50 for 1 to 2 hours parking

£4 for over 2 hours parking.

Overnight parking is not allowed. 

Annual parking permits for Queenswood Country Park now will cover both Queenswood and Bodenham Lake and can be purchased on-line ( or from the Visitor Centre at Queenswood. These cost £65 for the year.