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The Outwoods

Our Customer Service Centre on Southfield Road is now open for essential enquiries by appointment only. Please be aware that it is mandatory for face coverings to be worn on the premises. More information, including how to make an appointment, can be found in this news story.

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.

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.

Outwoods Restoration Project

The Council and Outwoods Management Committee have put into place a long-term plan to restore the Outwoods in Loughborough back to its true and natural historic state. More information can be found on the Outwoods restoration project page.

Improvements to the Outwoods

We have made some improvements to the Outwoods throughout 2019 after securing £140,000 of funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. 

More information about the improvements can be found on the Improvements to the Outwoods web page.

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

Car parking 

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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Last updated: Thu 17th September, 2020 @ 15:35