Scenes of places around Charnwood

The rolling countryside of Charnwood was sculpted by the forces of nature nearly 600 million years ago and its distinctive rocky outcrops can be seen around the borough in places like the Outwoods, Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill. They are globally significant and home to the oldest fossils in the country.

This fascinating past contrasts with the cutting-edge elements of Loughborough, such as the university, famed for research and innovation and elite sport as well as the town’s Science and Enterprise Park, the forward-thinking Loughborough College and the Charnwood Campus science, technology and enterprise park

Charnwood itself is the largest borough in Leicestershire while Loughborough is the largest town, with a combined population of 183,000 residents.

Loughborough is home to 800-year-old markets, the last major bell foundry in the UK and Great Central Railway. It also has a range of communities and cultures from around the world and has the added dynamic of a large student population.

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Last updated: Thu 13th April, 2023 @ 15:18