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National Forest

01283 511211


Heath Road,
LE67 1DL


Bagworth Heath Woods has been created on the site of the former Desford Colliery, this 80ha country park includes lakes that were formed by mining subsidence and a woodland demonstrating different tree species and types of planting.

Walk Route: Bagworth to Thornton

Access: Stiles and field walking

Duration: 2 hours

Miles: 6

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 2 out of 5
Toilets Available at Thornton Reservoir
Refreshments Available in Thornton village



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Map reference: SK 457068  Lat: 52.65731 Long: -1.32553

Less than a mile south of Bagworth, towards Merry Lees and Desford, this 75 hectare (185 acre)

Free parking at Heath Road, Bagworth, LE67 1DL Car park open daily: 9am – 4pm (Oct – Mar), 9am – 7pm (Apr – Sept), pedestrian access 24/7 Bus Route: Arriva 26 (alight in Main Street, Bagworth, walking involved). Contact Traveline for further information

Parking: free