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From exciting discovery centres to stately homes, woodland crafts to wildlife watching, cycling to skiing and loads of wet weather options too, The National Forest really does have something for everyone.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Enjoy a day of fishing by Moira Blast Furnace - is an impressive C19th construction, with woodland walks to enjoy.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Visit the Ashby Canal at Moira from Bath Yard Basin at Conkers Waterside to beyond Moira Furnace. Feed the ducks and the swans and watch the wildlife.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Ashby de la Zouch is the second largest town in North West Leicestershire. Evidence of its history is always close at hand and old half timbered buildings can be seen standing side by side with houses of modern design.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

The 75- hectare area of Bagworth Heath Woods is on the former site of Desford Colliery. The site includes a demonstration woodland, monitoring the success of a variety of woodland tree species.

Coalville

 

The Bath Grounds Heritage Trail comprises a series of heritage interpretation boards, numbered waymarkers and community created mosaics installed on a circular route around the Grounds.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Coalville

 

A pleasant route running from the heart of Derby along the bank of the River Derwent, along the disused Derby, Melbourne, Ashby Branch Railway, as far as Worthington. Part of National Cycle Network 6 that extends to Loughborough and beyond.

  • Access: Easy
  • Miles: 13

Castle Donington

 

Coalville is situated in north west Leicestershire. There is a market held in a purpose built market hall three times each week, large parking facility in the centre of the town and a central shopping centre.

Coalville

 

The wood is planted with predominantly native trees and shrubs but individual species are significant in their link to the work of the Princess of Wales.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Located on Hermitage Road, just a couple of minutes drive from Coalville town centre, Hermitage recreation ground has lots of activities for all ages to get involved with.

Coalville

 

Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and creating exciting new trails for you to enjoy.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Shortheath water is a 24 peg privately owned lake set in about 4 acres of land. The Lake is mainly stocked with carp, some weighing up to 20lbs.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

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Explore nature trails through Manor Organic Farm. Once you've finished exploring, head to the farm shop for some tasty local produce.

Loughborough

 

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood provides a safe place for birds to nest and breed. Woven wicker sculptures have been installed to help the car park blend in with its natural surroundings.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Royal Tigers Wood is a 14 hectare native species woodland with a small arboretum representing 17 species of trees.

Coalville

 

Sarah’s Wood is a 10 hectare (25 acre) woodland on the edge of Moira, designed with the aim of providing an accessible woodland for all.

Ashby-de-la-Zouch

 

Explore the mixed forest on our network of trails. A bird-spotter’s paradise, 150 bird species have been recorded in the area so make sure to stop by the bird hide and viewing screen to try and spot the rare diving birds or the grebes!

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