Warwickshire County Council
Warwickshire County Council

Ryton Pools Country Park

The 100 acres of Ryton Pools Country Park are just waiting to be explored. The many different habitats are home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife. The excellent surfaced paths enable easy walking around the site, and provide access to an adjoining ancient woodland, Ryton Wood (by agreement with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust).

Come and have a picnic in the peace and quiet of the Park, or enjoy refreshments at the Visitor Centre. We have a walks and events programme offering activities throughout the year to suit all age groups and interests. Pick up a leaflet from the Visitor Centre.

  • Phased opening times during coronavirus restrictions

    • Morning session - 9am to 12pm
    • Afternoon session - 1pm to 4pm

    Entry by advance booking or season pass only.

  • We implemented a booking system for car parking at the four main sites (Kingsbury, Ryton Pools, Hartshill and Pooley Country Parks).

    Book here

    No booking or ticket is required if you hold a parking permit.

    Vehicle Charges
    Car Up to 15 minutes: Free, 15 minutes to 2 hours: £3.00, 2 to 4 hours: £4.00, over 4 hours: £6.00
    Coaches £20.00 per day
    Motorcycles No charge
  • Please note that swimming in any of the lakes is not permitted.

    The water in the lakes is natural and untreated, and therefore could contain Weil's disease (a bacterial infection also known as Leptospirosis that is carried by animals, most commonly in rats and cattle). It can be caught by humans through contact with rat or cattle urine, potentially through water transfer although the risks are low. 

    Visitor centre

    The Visitor Centre is located next to the main car park and is open every day except Christmas Day. A selection of gifts, walking and cycling leaflets, books and toys can be found in the gift shop.

    Our helpful staff can also give you information about Ryton Pools and other country parks in Warwickshire.

    Visitor cente opening hours

    Month Weekdays Weekends and Bank Holidays
    October - February 10:45am-2:15pm 10:45am-3:15pm
    March - September 09:30am-4:30pm 09:30am-5:00pm

    Accessibility and help

    The Information Centre has disabled access. Unfortunately visitors are unable to hire mobility scooters at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 


    There are a wide range of activities at this country park.

    Room hire

    Looking for a place to hold a business meeting, function or children’s party?

    • Education centre. Half day £70.00. Full day £100.00.


    Toilets with baby changing and disabled facilities. Open 9am to dusk. Not open on Christmas Day

    Special needs

    Phone 02476 305592 for details.


    Dog waste bins available. Dogs in the countryside.

    Cash machines

    There are no cash machine facilities at this park.

    Using drones

    • Hobbyist – We do not allow hobbyist drone flying in any of our parks, or greenways.
    • Commercial Operations – A pilot requires permission of the landowner (WCC) to take off and land the drone on their property. We only permit a CAA licensed pilot/company. Any requests must be in writing to the Parks Manager parks@warwickshire.gov.uk





Contact us

Ryton Pools - Contact us

Address: Ryton Road, Bubbenhall, Coventry. CV8 3BH

Telephone: 024 7630 5592