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The Outwoods

Dear Customers, please be aware that there could be disruptions to online payments on Sunday September 22 between 8am and 12pm due to essential maintenance taking place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Outwoods is 110 acres of ancient woodland to the south of Loughborough and is one of the oldest surviving woodland sites in Charnwood.

Geo: 52.7449, -1.2431

The Outwoods consists of a variety of different routes and walks, including an easy access path with a bird feeding station, and has a 24 hour car park for visitors.

The Outwoods was gifted to the people of Loughborough in 1946 by two local benefactors, Allan Moss and George Harry Bowler, and is managed by the Outwoods Management Committee. In 2015/16, for the eighth year running the Outwoods was awarded the Green Flag, this is a nationally recognised mark of excellence.

Green Spaces, Charnwood Borough Council
Southfields Road
LE11 2TT

Please note that the Outwoods will remain closed in times of adverse weather conditions to ensure the safety of visitors.

Improvements to the Outwoods

We have made some improvements to the Outwoods throughout 2019 after securing £140,000 of external funding. You can view the incredible changes on our Outwoods photo album on the Council's Facebook page.

Car parking charges

The car park is open Monday to Sunday, between 6am and 12am (including Bank Holidays) and costs £1 for the whole day.

Annual season tickets can also be purchased at £40. Season Tickets are valid for 52 weeks from the date of issue and entitle up to two cars per household to be registered for use. Season tickets can be purchased now but won't become valid until May 29 when the new charges come into force.

Apply now or for more information on the car park visit The Outwoods car park page.


Responsible dog owners and their dogs are most welcome to the Outwoods but must ensure that all fouling is removed and the dog bins provided are used.

Dog owners are reminded that a fixed penalty can be issued to anyone caught not removing and disposing of their dog's faeces properly.

Organised party visits

If you want to bring an organised party to the Outwoods, please visit our web page on planning events for more information and advice.

More information on the Outwoods

Photo album

You can view our Outwoods photo album on the Council's Facebook page.

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