Love the outdoors in Charnwood videos
Below are a series of short videos showcasing a number of fantastic open spaces acoss Charnwood.
Beacon Hill, Woodhouse Eaves
Beacon Hill Country Park offers panoramic views across Leicestershire and covers over 135 hectares of land comprising woodland, heathland, grassland, wildflower meadows and adjoining farmland.
It is managed by Leicestershire County Council and more information including parking details can be found on the Leicestershire Country Parks website.
Booth Wood, Loughborough
This quiet and beautiful woodland on the western fringes of Loughborough is just over four hectares and is the perfect place to take a stroll amongst nature. Booth Wood is maintained by the Council and more information can be found on the Booth Wood webpage.
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford
Bradgate Park is Leicestershire's only Medieval Deer Park in Newtown Linford.
The park is maintained by the Bradgate Park Trust and offers over 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside. For more information including details on parking visit the Bradgate Park Trust website.
Charnwood Water, Loughborough
Home to various wildlife and offering views of the Great Central Railway trainline, Charnwood Water is managed by the Council and is the perfect place to walk, run or to simply enjoy being amongst local nature.
More information including details on parking can be found on the Charnwood Water webpage.
Cossington Meadows, Cossington
Cossington Meadows lies next to the river soar and is managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (LRWT). It is a fantastic place to enjoy a spot of birdwatching.
For more information about this nature reserve, visit the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust website.
Dishley Pool, Loughborough
Dishley Pool is managed by Charnwood Borough Council and situated to the north west of Loughborough with a circular path around the pool. It is popular with local residents including dog walkers and runners and is home to various wildlife.
More details including parking information can be found on the Dishley Pool webpage.
Gorse Covert, Loughborough
Gorse Covert is just short of four hectares and lies to the north-west of Loughborough. The site is managed by the Council and is one of the hidden gems of Loughborough.
More information including parking details can be found on the Gorse Covert webpage.
Morley Quarry, Shepshed
Morley Quarry is a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and a Regionally Important Geological Site (RIGS) on the southern side of Shepshed. It is managed by the Council and provides a great place to explore the outdoors, learn about the geology of Charnwood Forest.
For more information including details on parking, please visit the Morley Quarry webpage.
The Outwoods, Loughborough
The Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodland to the south of Loughborough and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood.The ancient woodland is managed by the Council and more information can be found on the Outwoods webpage.
Queen's Park, Loughborough
This award-winning park in the heart of Loughborough is beautifully maintained by the Council. Queen's Park is a much loved local park which has achieved a Green Flag award every year since 2008, a mark of excellence awarded to parks and green spaces.
More information can be found on the Queen's Park webpage.
River Soar, Barrow upon Soar
The River Soar is a broad and gently winding river which meanders through rural scenery, passing quiet river meadows and several villages in the borough including Barrow upon Soar. It is a much-loved route for boats of all kinds, and also offers tranquil walks alongside the river.
More information can be found on the Canal and River Trust website.
Southfields Park, Loughborough
Southfields Park is a fantastic place to take a stroll, relax and meet with friends. The park is managed by the Council and is only a few minutes walk from Loughborough town centre.
More information including details about parking can be found on the Southfields Park webpage.
Stonebow Washlands, Loughborough
Stonebow Washlands is a Local Wildlife Site in Loughborough. It's managed by the Council and is the perfect place for local residents to walk and be amongst local nature.
More information can be found on the Stonebow Washlands webpage.
Swithland Resevoir & Wood, Newtown Linford
Swithland Wood covers an area of 170 acres and contains many tree species, which support a rich variety of butterflies, moths and birds. The Wood is managed by Bradgate Park Trust and is a fantastic place to take a walk through.
More information including details on parking can be found on the Bradgate Park Trust website.
Watermead Country Park, South Charnwood
Watermead Country Park in the south of the borough is a haven for wildlife, offering a wide range of wetland habitats including extensive reedbeds, wet woodland, wild flower meadows, rough grassland, open water and ponds.
It is managed by Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council and more information can be found on the Leicestershire Country Park website.
Wymeswold Meadows, Wymeswold
Wymeswold Meadows run alongside the River Mantle in Wymeswold.
The steep, grassy banks are abundant with flowers and plants and it’s possible to feel totally apart from the modern world in this tiny reserve.
Wymeswold Meadows is managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (LRWT) and more details can be found on the LRWT website.
Last updated: Thu 21st July, 2022 @ 12:28