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image for Walking Route item typeCoal Tips & Country Parks Circular Walk at Bagworth Heath Country Park

Walking Route


National Forest


Heath Road,
LE67 1DL


This is a 10 mile walk, which passes through the villages of Thornton and Bagworth, over former coal mining sites which have now been transformed into woodlands and country parks, and past the picturesque Thornton reservoir.

Walk Route: Bagworth, Thornton

Access: Stiles and field walking

Duration: 4 hours

Miles: 10

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 1 out of 5
Technicality 1 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