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. Fishing prices.

  • 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 Fields play area

Stowe Pool is also available to hire for matches and competition.

To find out more, and to make a payment, please contact the parks team by calling 01543 308867 or emailing

Play area

Stowe Fields has a new play area that has lots of equipment, including a 30m zip line, a basket swing, two slides, climbing frames, wooden stilts, a spider’s net, a fireman’s pole, a seesaw and more.

There is also a small, enclosed junior play area, which is expected to be removed later in 2020 to improve views across Stowe Pool and Lichfield Cathedral.

Stowe Gym

Stowe Gym

Outdoor all-weather gym

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.

Great views!

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.