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Farm Trail:Broombriggs Farm Country Park

Farm Trail, free entry

Broombriggs Farm & Windmill Hill

Broombriggs Farm & Windmill Hill


Beacon Road,
Woodhouse Eaves,
LE12 8SR


Broombriggs Farm is a mosaic of small fields enclosed by dry stone walls, hedgerows, fences and woodlands. They are managed to provide permanent pasture for grazing livestock and to grow various arable crops.

The Farm was donated to Leicestershire County Council in 1970 by the Frear family. Their desire was to preserve its natural beauty as a typical Charnwood Forest farm. Today, the farm is still managed in traditional ways which help to retain its varied landscapes and fine views over the surrounding countryside.

Between Broombriggs Farm and the village of Woodhouse Eaves is Windmill Hill. The site is a mix of mature woods and new woodland areas recently planted with waymarked paths as part of The National Forest. A platform giving views over the Soar Valley has been made from the stone base of the former post mill that stood from 1863 until it was destroyed by fire in 1945.

Picnic site

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening Details

Open all the time

The Windmill is open throughout the summer months on Sundays from 10am – 4pm.


Free entry

Parking £2.50. Pay and Display
Annual Season Ticket: £60.00


See location of Broombriggs Farm Country Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 519143  Lat: 52.72440 Long: -1.23223

Pay and Display car park. £2.50 all day parking. Please note exact money is needed. All proceeds from car parking charges go into the maintenance and upkeep of our country parks

Parking: with charge


  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted