Explore Leicestershire's countryside, perfect for walking, cycling, horseriding, activities or simply admiring.

Beacon Hill Country Park

Accessed from either Beacon Road or Breakback Road, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 8SP / LE12 8TA

Beacon Hill has been recognised as the site of a Bronze Age Hill Fort since a line of defensive earthworks was discovered near the summit of the Hill. Explore the rocks, rhododendron labyrinth, pathways, chainsaw carvings before having a break at the cafe.

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Millennium Avenue,
Rawdon Road, Moira, Leicestershire, DE12 6GA  
Tel: 01283 216 633  
Email:  info@visitconkers.com 

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.

Field Sport UK

Melbourne Road, Newbold Coleorton, Leicestershire LE65 1RS
Tel: 01283 763 350
Email: info@fieldsportuk.co.uk 

Try your hand at axe throwing, air rifle and pistol shooting. Challenge friends to a tactical zombie shoot using four very different weapons. Test your eye with our traditional clay shoot...or spice it up with a pump action shotgun.

Greenwood Days

Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch,
Leicestershire  LE65 

Greenwood Days offers craft courses in an outdoor centre set in a beautiful 90-acre woodland in The National Forest, bringing together some of the country's leading craft practitioners.

Market Bosworth Country Park

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire CV13 0LP

Market Bosworth Country Park, with its open grassland is a great place for family ball games and other activities such as kite flying. There are also facilities for picnics, and a visit to the new play area is always popular with the children.

Moira Furnace Museum and Country Park
Furnace Lane, Moira, nr Ashby, Leicestershire DE12 6AT
Tel: 01283 224667
Email:  office@moirafurnace.org

An early 19th century iron-making furnace. Displays relate to the iron making process, the industries of Moira and the story of its inhabitants. There is also a restored section of Ashby Canal on the site so you may wish to enjoy a boat trip. Enjoy finding out about its fascinating history, with woodland walks and trails to explore.

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The National Forest - England’s first forest for 1,000 years


Come and discover the National Forest, England’s first forest to be created for 1,000 years. Spanning 200 square miles to the north east of Leicester, the Forest’s vibrant and varied landscape takes in ancient forest and newly planted woodland, wildflower meadows and rugged, rocky uplands. You’ll find reminders of the region’s industrial heritage, atmospheric castles and mighty manor houses, bluebell woods and country parks, home to herds of deer.

The Outwoods Country Park

Woodhouse Lane, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough  LE11 3YG
Tel: 01509 634565
Email: cleaner.greener@charnwood.gov.uk

A fun place for all the family, the award-winning Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodland and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood.  It stands on some of the oldest rocks in Britain which are home to rare fossils.  There are quiet trails, toilet facilities, car parking, a new natural play area and Olivia's, a great new cafe to enjoy hot drinks and food.

Peter le Marchant Trust

Canalside Moorings, Beeches Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire  LE11 2NS
Tel: 01509 265590
Email: info@peterlemarchanttrust.co.uk 

A charity providing fully accessible day trips and holidays on the waterways of Leicestershire.

Snibston Colliery Park
Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 3LN


The grounds of Snibston Colliery Park cover more than 40 hectares of mixed habitats. The grounds include the former colliery spoil heap which has been reclaimed to form woodland and an open rough grassland area.

Cycle track, walks, cafe and children's play area on site.

University of Leicester Botanic Garden

Glebe Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2LD
Tel: 0116 271 2933

A world of plants in one place: displays in a 16-acre garden includes woodland, herbaceous borders, water garden, pond, glasshouses, alpines and succulents.

You can see and learn about a wide range of plants that grow in our extensive collections from around the world.

Watermead Country Park

Wanlip Road, Syston, Leicester LE7 1PD

Surfaced paths throughout the park provide an opportunity for walking, running and cycling, and many seats along these trails are ideal places for visitors to sit and enjoy the general peace and quiet.

Wistow Maze

Kibworth Road, Leicester. LE8 0QF
Tel:  07884 403889
Email:  diana@wistow.com


Enjoy a fun day out exploring one of the country's largest maize mazes, set in 8 acres of living maize and sunflower crop. It's great exercise for mind and body!  Follow the fun Quiz Trail, and see if you can find all 12 quiz boards hidden amongst the 3 miles of paths, with high level bridges and viewing towers giving stunning panoramic views.  New design each year.