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Looked online for a shady place to cool off in 28 degrees heat. Thought that a Forest Park might have trees to walk under, but none of the paths or roads we walked on had any shade as the trees were all well back from...More
There are walks for all here, from steep hills to nice flat areas. Something different to see in all seasons. Maturing nicely from its days as an open cast mine. A word of warning parts can get very muddy in the winter. Worth a visit,...More
Passed this place many times, today I visited really pleased I did, old open cast coal mine reclaimed, 98,000 plus trees planted , home to over 150 species of bird, lovely paths to walk allowing you to cover the site within 1 or 2 hours,...More
A little duel in the heart of Leicestershire. Located in the town of Ibstock not too far from the M1 and A42. A Country Park that’s showing its maturity now. A place for walking with or without a dog. You can cycle, run and horse...More
Lovely place for a walk, easy access . Dogs love it , Something to see if all weathers . No little cafe. Would be lovely to sit watching the swans with a coffee- I know I could take a flask. There are some picnic tables...More
First visit but def need to return on a warmer day. Only had time for a quick walk but looked a nice place, clean, and well looked after. Free parking, toilets and a large lake with lots of wildlife. Worth a visit.
Good little walk in all weathers and times of the year. Can be made longer if you take in some of the local footpaths. I walked with a U3A group and enjoyed following it up with a great meal at the Queens Head Heather.
This was an old open cast mine from back in the day but was turned into a nature reserve in the early 90's and is part of the National Forest.
Lovely peaceful walks around wooded areas and lakes, free parking open to both walkers and...More