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The Outwoods

Due to Monday May 27 being a Bank Holiday, there are some changes to opening times and other Council services. Find out more on the Bank Holiday webpage.

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.

To tell us what you think of your visit, please complete the  Outwoods Visitor Survey (Word Document, 0.1 Mb) and either email to or post to: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'll be making some improvements to the Outwoods throughout 2019 after securing £140,000 of external funding. More information about the project can be found on the improvements to the Outwoods 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


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