A well-preserved Iron Age Hill fort crowning a steep-sided promontory, offering superb views from its grassy top, across arable land and villages beyond.


Dogs welcome

Accessible paths

Find us

Burrough Hill Country Park can be found between the villages of Burrough on Hill and Somerby. Our car park is located of Somerby Road, Burrough on the Hill, Melton Mowbray, LE14 2QZ

Opening times

All our parks are open every day.

The car park allows entry from 7am until the following times:
December – January: 4pm
February: 5pm
March: 6pm
April: 7pm
May – August: 8pm
September: 7pm
October: 6pm
November: 5pm

Up to 1 hour: £2
1 – 2 hours: £3.50
2 – 3 hours: £4.50
Over 3 hours: £5

What to see and do at Burrough Hill

Landscape and Nature

Much of the land is arable but dairy beef and sheep also feature here. Since 1970 we have leased this 25 hectare site from the Ernest Cook Trust.

As a prominent landmark and ready-made arena the Burrough Hill has long been a place for public recreation. As well as the grassy hilltop, the country park offers diverse wildlife habitats and varied areas to visit.

The site at Burrough Hill adjoins the Leicestershire Round – a 100 mile long distance footpath encircling the county.

Please note: some paths are uneven around the site.


Burrough Hill Country Park is one of the most striking and historic features in the landscape of eastern Leicestershire.  The well preserved Iron Age hill Fort dramatically crowns a steep sided promontory of land reaching 210 metres ( 690 feet) with superb views.  Historically, the area was pasture – also famous for fox hunting and as a reputed birthplace of Stilton cheese.