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Forest or Woodland, free entry

Swithland Woods

Swithland Woods


Deer Barn Buildings,
Bradgate Park,
Newtown Linford,


An ancient oak woodland, part of Charnwood Forest, it is beautiful at all times of the year. Families, dog-walkers, cyclists and horse-riders use it. There are numerous routes through the woods offering different terrains.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Swithland Wood is open to visitors throughout the year during daylight hours. The Car Parks are closed at dusk and all vehicles must be removed by then.

Two car parks are situated at the north and south entrances to the Wood namely:-

Swithland Wood (south) – (off Roecliffe Road). Wood lies to north of Bradgate Park. (Use Post Code LE12 8TN for SatNav)

Swithland Wood (north) – (off Swithland Lane). Nearest car park to village of Woodhouse Eaves (Use Post Code LE12 8SS for SatNav).


Free entry

Car Parking Charge

(inclusive of VAT) £1.00

NO COACHES. Due to difficult access


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Map reference: SK 538104  Lat: 52.68863 Long: -1.20549