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Sence Valley Country Park

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On my doorstep

There are walks for all here, from steep hills to nice flat areas. Something different to see in... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
Lovely park for a walk

You can go here at any time of the year and have a good walk. The trees and lakes are lovely to... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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“dog walkers”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ravenstone Road, Ibstock, England
+44 300 067 4000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 30 October 2017

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.

Thank 468yvonnes
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

Thank Bloxta
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Had a nice morning there with my son, fairly quiet on a weekday just a few dog walkers and cyclists, lovely lakes and lovely scenery we will definitely go again....

Thank WayneRidgway
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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.