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Forest or Woodland, free entry


Forest Ranger

01889 586 593


LE67 6NW


Country park with lakes, walks and access for people with disabilities.

The Park is teeming with wildlife, and plays host to a rich variety of bird life; more than 150 bird species have been recorded at the park. An artificial Sand Martin nesting wall was constructed alongside the Horseshoe Lake, and provides nesting sites for Sand Martin’s visiting over the summer months. The River Sence is now home to otters, and there are signs of water voles on the river’s tributaries. The Forest Park is also a great area for bats, with numerous sightings of Pipistrelle, Daubenton’s and Noctule bats.

Look out for one of the six Noon Columns that are dotted across The National Forest. Each sculpture is carved with a vertical slot, which aligns with the sun every day at true noon, casting a line of light within its own shadow.

Opening details

Open daily 8am til dusk


Free entry

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Map reference: SK 402111  Lat: 52.69662 Long: -1.40531

North of Ibstock on the A447, North West Leicestershire.