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Grace Dieu Priory ruins

Grace Dieu Priory, Thringstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 5GJ

An easy walk through part of Gracedieu’s ancient wood, under the Charnwood Forest Railway, along part of the Forest Line Canal and into the romantic ruins of Gracedieu Priory, a 13th Century nunnery, later a Tudor Mansion.

Walk Route: Easy Walk

Thu 23 May 2019
  • 18:00 to 20:00
  • Access: no stiles
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Miles: 2
  • Rail station: Loughborough (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Hough Windmill

Hough Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW

Walking on lanes, paths and grassy areas (with some gradients) we will pass the sites of bell pits, gin pits, Victorian mining, 1940s opencast mining and woodlands planted between 1993 and 2010. Booking essential.

Walk Route: Leisurely

Thu 23 May 2019
  • 19:00 to 21:00
  • Access: 2 stiles
  • Duration: 2
  • Miles: 2
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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Hough Windmill

Hough Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW

This circular walk has fine long distance views and traces some of the few remaining remnants of the ill-fated Charnwood Forest Canal including part of the area that was flooded following the Blackbrook Dam disaster of 1799.

Walk Route: The route has woodland, path, road and field (arable and livestock) walking. Some sections may be muddy and/or overgrown.

  • Access: Strenuous 26 stiles.
  • Duration: 6
  • Miles: 10
  • Parking: free
  • Free entry
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Grace Dieu Priory ruins

Grace Dieu Priory, Thringstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 5GJ

An easy walk through part of Gracedieu’s ancient wood, under the Charnwood Forest Railway, along part of the Forest Line Canal and into the romantic ruins of Gracedieu Priory, a 13th Century nunnery, later a Tudor Mansion.

Walk Route: Easy Walk

Wed 29 May 2019
  • 10:00 to 12:00
  • Access: no stiles
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Miles: 2
  • Rail station: Loughborough (6 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Snibston No 3 Coalmine, Spring Lane, Swannington, Leicestershire, LE67 8QR

On this walk you will see many of the thousands of trees planted around Swannington with the coming of the National Forest and former mine sites that have been transformed into nature conservation areas. Booking Essential

Walk Route: Moderate Much of the route is along woodland paths and tracks and through fields. Some sections may be muddy and there are several uphill climbs

  • Access: 15 stiles
  • Duration: 2.75
  • Miles: 5
  • Parking: free
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Bosworth Battlefield

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, Ambion Lane, Sutton Cheney, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, CV13 0AD

Come and join Haunted Heritage team and the Bosworth Guide on this special Cheese and Wine Evening after the walk.

Fri 31 May 2019
  • 19:30 to 22:30
  • Rail station: Hinckley (6 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
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Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill, The Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW

Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine. Explore two engine house complexes, learn about the two fatal accidents from a guidedressed as a miner.

Sat 6 Jul 2019
  • 14:00, 15:00
  • Access: terrain around buildings, grass uneven
  • Parking: free
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Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill, The Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW

From Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane . Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a guided tour of the Swannington Incline at the western end of his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway. Booking essential, limited to 20 places.

  • Access: Terrain around the buildings is une
  • Parking: free
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Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill, The Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW

From Snibston No 3 Coal Mine, Spring Lane at 1pm. Walk in the footsteps of Robert Stephenson on a historical walk that follows his 1832 Leicester and Swannington Railway south towards Coalville. Booking essential, limited to 20 places.

  • Access: The stroll follows stone and grass paths
  • Parking: free
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Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill

Swannington Heritage Trail and Mill, The Mill, St George's Hill, Swannington, Leicestershire, LE67 8QW

Join Leicestershire Industrial History Society and Swannington Heritage Trust for a tour of the 1855-1873 Califat coal mine. Explore two engine house complexes, learn about the two fatal accidents from a guidedressed as a miner.

Sun 21 Jul 2019
  • 14:00, 15:00
  • Access: terrain around buildings, grass uneven
  • Parking: free
Show more details of Califat Coalmine Excavation Guided Tour