Sport and leisure

picture of swans

A family of swans enjoying Stowe Pool

On top of beautiful views of Lichfield Cathedral and the Church of St Chad, Stowe Pool offers plenty of opportunities to keep fit and have fun.

Stowe Fields

Stowe Fields is a large expanse of grass next to Stowe Pool that is perfect for picnics, a kick about with a football, rounders, cricket, or a game of frisbee or tag!




Stowe Pool provides a relaxing setting for course fishing: roach, perch, carp, pike and tench.

Day tickets are available from the ranger on site. Each ticket costs £8 or £5 for concessions. Season tickets are also available from Beacon Park’s Ranger Station. Adult season tickets cost £110 and concessionary season tickets cost £55.

  • Stowe Pool is stocked with Carp 28 lbs+, Bream 11lbs+, Tench 6lbs+, Roach 1½ lbs+, Perch 2lbs+, Pike 20lbs+, Eel 6lb+
  • 90 pegs available (11m apart)
  • Depths from 3ft to 21ft plus (dependent on water levels)
  • No closed season
  • Please follow our fishing rules. We reserve the right to exclude any ticket holder

There is no night fishing at Stowe Pool.

Stowe Pool is also available to hire for matches and competition. To find out more, please contact the parks team by calling 01543 308867 or emailing

Play areas

In Stowe Fields there is a small under 5s enclosed children’s play area which features a climbing frame, a slide and two toddler swings. Stowe Fields also has swings and a rotating ride for older children.

Stowe Gym

Stowe Gym

Outdoor all-weather gym

Installed near the children’s play area, Stowe Gym is free for everyone to use. It features cardio, tone and chill out zones – with equipment such as a leg press, a sit ups bench and a chest press.

The gym was developed, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad – a club of volunteers who work to improve the quality of life in their local and wider communities. The club raised £17,000 to build the gym, through events such as the ever popular Cars in the Park.

Walking and jogging loop

There is an exercise loop around Stowe Pool and Stowe Fields that is roughly one-mile. There are way markers at quarter of a mile intervals to help you keep track of your progress.