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Physic Garden at Calke
VistEngland VAQASNational TrustSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Ticknall, Derbyshire, Satnav: DE73 7JF, DE73 7LE

Large walled gardens with flower, vegetable and fruit gardens. Visit the restored orangery and the peach house. Try something different and visit the ice house, the grotto and the gardeners' tunnel.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (10 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Millennium Avenue, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA

CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours.

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  • Rail station: Burton upon Trent (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
Outdoor Activity Centre Leicestershire
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Melbourne Road, Lount, Leicestershire, Ashby De La Zouch, LE65 1RS

With a growing number of activities, Field Sport UK situated in the Midlands on the Derbyshire and Leicestershire border, pride ourself on delivering our activities in a fun, non rushed approach.

Hicks Lodge Cycle Centre Moira

Willesley Wood Side, Willesley, Ashby-de-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2UP

At Hick’s Lodge, the National Forest Cycle near Ashby de la Zouch, you can cycle in safety on miles of traffic free trails. The site is designed with the whole family in mind.


North West Leicestershire, LE67

Cycle route that is 100% off-road and is made up of a network of surfaced paths. Shops and pubs are located in Ibstock itself.

National Memorial Arboretum
Quality Tourism in LeicestershireStay Play Explore

Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR

The Arboretum provides a relaxing place where current and future generations can remember loved ones, whilst wandering through growing woodland.

Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre
Quality Tourism in LeicestershireStay Play Explore

Sir Herbert Wragg Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 8LP

Ski or snowboard on Perma-Snow the revoluntionary ski surface or whizz down in a toboggan or sno-tube.

Bagworth Heath Country Park

Heath Road, Bagworth, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 1DL

Bagworth Heath Country Park has been transformed from scarred industrial landscape of Desford Colliery into a valuable recreational resource, made up of woodland, grassland, heathland, lakes and ponds.


North Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1HU

Walk Route: Ashby de la Zouch; Staunton Harold; Coalville; Bagworth; Shackerstone; Measham

The Ivanhoe Way is a 35 mile walk around the north western area of Leicestershire within the National Forest.

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  • Miles: 35
  • Rail station: Burton on Trent (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge

Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67

Walk Route: Whitwick; Bardon; Bagworth; Nailstone

This part of the Ivanhoe Way gives good views of the workings of Bardon Quarry.


Billa Barra Lane, Stanton under Bardon, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9PD

Head to Billa Barra Hill and see magnificent views of Leicestershire. Great for an afternoon of exploration. The site consists of formerly improved pasture, surrounding a small hilltop plantation, dating from the late 1800s/early 1900s.


Annwell Lane, Smisby, Ashby-de-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2TA

The BlueBell Arboretum was started in 1992 on a six acre paddock. Amongst the British native trees planted to provide much needed shelter on this windy site are hundreds of the choice plants to admire.


Breedon on the Hill, Leicestershire, DE74

Walk Route: Breedon on the Hill to Worthington

This eighteenth century lock-up is single storey and made of local stone.


The Club House, Green Lane, Wilson, Leicestershire, DE73 8LG

Breedon Priory Golf Club was established in 1991 and despite being quite young, its course has matured quickly in the last seventeen years and now presents players with a really challenging round whether they are a high or a low handicapper


Scamhazel Farm, Ashby Road, Boundary, Derbyshire, DE11 7BA

Learn about where alpacas come from and what makes these special animals unique. We will show you how to halter and lead the animals, then take a wonderful, scenic walk around the farm, stopping for a photo opportunity along the way.


Worthington, DE73 8BG

A pleasant route running from the heart of Derby along the bank of the River Derwent, along the disused Derby, Melbourne, Ashby Branch Railway, as far as Worthington. Part of National Cycle Network 6 that extends to Loughborough and beyond.


London Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67

Coalville Park is a well kept public park with tennis courts, parkland and colourful flower beds. Events are held in the park usually during the summer months.


Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65

Explore this nature reserve where you will find wildlife, geological and archaeological interest.


Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2RP

Donington Park motor racing circuit was the first permanent park circuit in England.


Church Street, Donisthorpe, DE12 7RH

Created on the former Donisthorpe Colliery which closed in 1990, this 36 hectare site has been reclaimed to create a picturesque new landscape that is accessible for all.


Money Hill Farm, Stretton-en-le-Farm, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 8AE

We have designed a course which incorporates ascents, descents, side slopes, water and ruts. Everything you are likely to encounter in an off road situation.


Griffydam, Leicestershire, LE67

Walk Route: Griffydam; Whitwick

From Griffydam to Whitwick goes past several sites of industrial heritage interest including following some of the path of the old Swannington to Leicester Railway.


Heath End, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA

Walk Route: Heath End; Worthington; Griffydam

From Staunton Harold the footpath continues along a grassy track to Dimminsdale Wood. The wood belongs to the Leicestershire and Rutland Trust for Nature Conservation.


Smisby Road, Ashby-de-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2UG