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Sence Valley Country Park

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My friend and I live about an hour and a half apart and randomly chose here to meet and walk our... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
East Midlands
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Dog walk

This is a local park created from an old open cast site on the edge of Ibstock. A lovely place to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Heather, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ravenstone Road, Ibstock, England
+44 300 067 4000
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I live about an hour and a half apart and randomly chose here to meet and walk our dogs as we don’t often get chance to meet up. I can’t believe this is within 45 mins from my home and I’d never...More

Thank Miss_Teach1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Sense valley is a national forest property that is now growing well There are lots of walks and lots of dogs too! There are 2 car parks - we usually park at the lower one and walk round the lakes There are toilets at the...More

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is a local park created from an old open cast site on the edge of Ibstock. A lovely place to stroll with the dogs or with the family. Never to busy with a variety of trails which can be as long or short as...More

1  Thank michaelhQ6501PO
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a lovely spot to discover! Great walks (all on paths!) and very dog friendly. The park is not too large and you're always within sight of water which adds to the sense of being in the country.

Thank Clive H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Jonny_H_UK
Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

1  Thank caldari
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

You can go here at any time of the year and have a good walk. The trees and lakes are lovely to look at. There is plenty of parking and toilets near the cars.

1  Thank sandraclaire
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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

1  Thank Keith J
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Garibaldi1966
Reviewed 24 February 2018

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

Thank HJA63
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Dan M
15 September 2018|
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Response from Keith J | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no, I just come here for walks
Michelle W
23 October 2017|
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Response from Brattz86 | Reviewed this property |
No there isn’t but it is a perfect picnic place if you wanted to eat/drink there. Or it’s not far from Ibstock where there are some good chippies, I can recommend vinnys.