Yeovil Country Park

This diverse 127 acre park includes the areas known as Ninesprings, Penn Hill Park, Wyndham Hill, Summerhouse Hill and Riverside Walk. There are rivers, lakes, waterfalls, open grassland, woodland and a children's play area.

For the latest information about Yeovil Country Park, please visit our new South Somerset Countryside website.

The hillsides offer wonderful views across the town and towards the Dorset hills. Wildlife in the park includes bats, water voles, kingfishers, green woodpeckers, otters and a wide variety of woodland and grassland flowers, tree species and fungi. 

The park includes the areas known as Ninesprings, Penn Hill Park, Summerhouse Hill and Riverside Walk. There are rivers, lakes, waterfalls, open grassland, woodland and a children's play area. 

There is a well established network of paths around the country park, as well as a flat linear cyclepath which follows the line of the old railway and links the different areas of the country park.

We welcome dogs to Yeovil Country Park, but please take notice of the 'No dog zone' around the lake that is clearly identified. This has been put in place in order to protect the wildlife on and around the lake - there is an alternative path for dog walkers around this area. 

 

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Activities and education

There is a Ranger Rik Nature Trail for the Ninesprings area of the park, which is an exciting trail with quizzing wildlife questions and activities for children. There is also an orienteering course at Yeovil Country Park, which is a good way for people of all ages to discover the Country Park whilst improving map reading skills. Orienteering packs are also available from the local Tourist Information Centres.

There is a comprehensive  Education Pack for Yeovil Country Park aimed at key stage two, with activities linking into all areas of the National Curriculum. There are detailed instructions, teaching notes and worksheets for all areas of the Country Park, including great ideas for follow on activities. Yeovil Country Park is right on our doorstep, and for many schools it is within walking distance.

 

Volunteering

Every Thursday is our practical volunteer day - we are always looking for more people to join our dedicated team of volunteers who help the ranger team on a wide variety or tasks such as planting trees,scrub removal, footpath maintenance and much more!

Please phone the Ham Hill Centre on 01935 823617 if you are interested in joining the team (there is no office at Yeovil Country Park). You do not need any previous experience and skills - all we ask it that you fill in a volunteer registration form  and have a reasonable level of fitness and a good sense of humour!

If you are a community group looking for a guest speaker on the Country Park, please phone the Ham Hill Centre on 01935 823617 who can put you in touch with one of the Yeovil rangers. 

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Yeovil Country Park events

Various countryside events take place throughout the year, including the free Countryside Fayre that takes place on the second May bank holiday every year.

To see what's happening in Yeovil Country Park, please see the countryside activities and events pages.

 

Site management

Key management activities include keeping the park safe and tidy, scrub and invasive species control, native tree planting, lake management and path maintenance and wildlife surveys.