Our Visitor Sites

Draycote Water

Draycote Water is a 240-hectare reservoir and country park that draws its water from River Leam which then supplies drinking water to Rugby and Coventry. Draycote Water has everything you need for a great day out, with plenty of activities and things to do.

Work at Hensborough Embankment

We’re doing some work to allow us to lower the reservoir water level quickly and safely in the case of an emergency. This is to meet the new Government regulations and will be operational by December 2023 with work continuing on site until March 2024. We are working hard to open the route as soon as possible but this may need to stay closed until work is complete.

Toft Culvert

We plan to fill in an existing culvert under the Toft Embankment and remove the pipework within. Access to the upper and lower dam road will be maintained however there will be some interface between public vehicles and plant vehicles entering and exiting the site on the lower road. Work planned to start mid - September for 6 weeks.

How to find us

Kites Hardwick


CV23 8AB

The visitor site is open 7:30am-6:30pm. The visitor hub is open everyday (except Christmas day) 10am to 4pm.

Cash and card payments accepted

Visitor site

Visitor hub

Car parking opening time:

  • Opening Times: 7:30am - 6:30pm

Car parking is charged a:

  • Price: £3 for 2 hours or, £5 all day

You can buy an annual parking pass for £37, or a multisite parking permit for £60. Please call 0330 6780 701 for further information or request a call back online

Parking charges apply for blue badge holders.

Draycote Water has a smooth surfaced path that's suitable for pushchair and wheelchair access.

We want to make our visitor sites accessible for everyone.

Our teams have created accessibility guides which explain how you can access our sites and the support that's available while you're there.

Our team have also created a sensory guide for visitors with cognitive disabilities.

Sorry but your furry friend can't be walked around the reservoir we’re afraid, but the 24 acre Country Park allows for a short dog walk.


General information

Draycote Water is a Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 

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